A Crimson Carpet

by Pamela Griffiths

Rows of pretty flowers sitting in the sand
A colourful site of crimson to expand
Pretty petals showing themselves so proud
Being bold and standing out from the crowd

A carpet of crimson a sight for sore eyes
They have grown so high it was a surprise
Being so bright they lighten the mood
They've grown so high without plant food

Hardy and pretty, a good combination
A lovely example of natures creation
As the wind blows they sway in the breeze
In this dry sandy place there are no trees

A crimson carpet full of wonderful colour
Without them here it would be so much duller
Bright to the eye and so pleasant to see
The flowers have attracted a curious bee

The petals will drop as the plants decay
There'll be more returning the very next day
A colourful carpet gives pleasure to all
Until the final petals are destined to fall

Sheffield, England

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I have lived in Sheffield all my life, I am widowed with two sons, a daughter and a stepson. They are married, some with children of their own. I also have nine grandchildren. I am gay and live with my partner Sandy., I won the local poem competition for 2011 with 'Home Sweet Home in Loxley Valley' and was included in the poets of the year book 2011. I will be appearing in the writers of the year book 2011., I was interviewed by the press and had a video recorded by the Sheffield Star newspaper to appear on their website. I read the winning poem and there is an interview afterwards. The presentation was held at the Sheffield Central Library, the photographer from the Sheffield Start and Sheffield Telegraph came to take pictures. The story appeared in both newspapers, the article in the Star took up a whole page., I have recently retired from my full time position for the NHS in Quality management. I will now be devoting more time to my writing. I studied with the Morris College of Journalism for my diploma in freelance journalism. I have a diploma in Quality management for ISO quality management systems. I have RSA qualifications and NVQ up to highest level 3 in Information Technology and have my ECDL European Computer Driving Licence., I was first published in an anthology in the late 1990's with 'Stormy Clouds' I picked up an entry form a local library and that's how it all started. Since then I went on to have many more of my poems published by United Press over the years. I have been included in a few poets of the year books and diaries along with CD's. I had my short story 'Whispering Shadow' published in a book of short stories called 'Living Proof' in 2011., I had my first own book of poems published in 2009 'Expression of Life' which is still a top ten book listed on the BookBuzz site. I have completed my second own poetry book 'Moments in Time' which is also listed as a top ten book on the BookBuzz site. I love writing so I am looking forward to devoting more time to it now that I have retired.

Last updated February 15, 2013