Sunday, August 24, 2014

Prairie Flower--By Robert Hewett Sr.--United States

Prairie Flower

The fiery sun blushes the cactus and sage
The flowers unfold to the morning rays.
A harmless roadrunner hustles down the road.
Prairie Flower rises in a happy mode.
The cloudless sky echoes with desert tunes.
To come and play among the dunes.
The Scorpion circles its prey and stalks.
Prairie Flower puts on her hat and walks.
The mockingbird repeats its many songs.
The Diamondback rattler slithers along.
Life among the sand dunes is very strong.
Prairie Flower strolls humming a soft song.
A hawk swoops down on a scared running prey.
An antelope jumps, looks and runs away.
Each inhabitant lives life in its own way.
Prairie Flower stops to rest in the shade.
All her desert friends pass by her each day.
She smiles and wishes them well in her way.
Angel of the desert for a day,
then Prairie Flower fades away.

Robert Hewett Sr. was born in 1933 on a Texas cotton farm. He moved to Oklahoma City at Age 14 and entered the U. S Army from there in 1953. Robert has been writing poetry and short stories for his family and himself since his teen years, but is just now publishing his collection of works. His hobbies include writing poetry and stories; clock and watch collections; gardening and growing flowers and shrubs from cuttings. Most of his poetry tells a story, a gift from his father who was a master story teller. He has received numerous awards for his work in his professional life and for his writing. You can find some of his writings at ""


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Sheri, I will be your way soon. Bob

  2. H Robert. I enjoyed reading "Prairie Flower." I like the way you incorporate various animals interacting with the flowers. Very creative. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. Thank you Reverend, I will visit your site soon Bob

  4. Dear Robert,

    Your description of the "Prairie Flower" watching all the other animals move past her is delightful. Great use of personification. Saw a roadrunner at a ranch in Arizona. It was quite a funny little creature!

    Thanks for sending the football footles, my friend. I love them and they will be posted with others on "Whispers" in September.

    Love and blessings,

  5. Thank you Carolyn, I love your critiques, great insight and encouragement. Bob

  6. Robert, I very much enjoyed your personification of Prairie Flower watching all of nature. This poem was so colorful and painted a really lively picture. Thank you for once again sharing your wonderful talent.
    Love, Charlene

    1. Thank you Charlene for your very nice comment. Bob

  7. Dear Robert,

    I loved the view from the standpoint of the Prairie Flower and everything in nature she saw along the way, great images I quite enjoyed reading. A wonderful poem!

    Love Sandra

    1. Thank yuu Sandra, I love your reaction and comment. Bob