Floral

There were wildflowers that grew in the field
South of the river
Where the youths would go swimming
There was girl in a white dress
Yellow daisies weaved into her hair
She sat with her back to the world
And her face to the wildflowers.

From her lips echoed a song
Older than the river itself.
It blew with the wind
And danced along the flower petals
It whistled it’s way to the town
North of the river
Where the youths would go swimming

Its silent beauty was unheard to most.
Yet ever so often the listening ear would be caught in its net
And the ear would freeze
Transfixed by the sound
Of the girl with yellow daisies in her hair
They would fall in love with the sound
But never did they know
Where it came from.

The was a tragedy in a field
South of the river
Where the youths would go swimming
A girl in a white dress with daisies in her hair
Went missing while singing a song
Older than the river itself

Her mother had told her not to go
To the feild were wildflowers grew
South of the river
Where the youths would go swimming
It was too far
too out of reach
For anyone to hear her scream
If ever the time came

There was a broken woman who sat
In the field where wildflowers grew
South of the river
Where the youths would go swimming
Waiting for her daughter to come home…

 

She never would.

There were wildflowers that grew in a field
South of the river
Where the youths would go swimming
They were colours of yellow and white.
The people of the town grew them
As a reminder of the girl in a white dress
Yellow daisies weaved into her hair
Who used to sing songs
Older than the river
That one day disappeared

In the summer
When the wildflowers are at their peak
You can still hear –
If you listen closely –
The song older than the river
That the wind carries

There were wildflowers that grew in a field
South of the river
Where the youths would go swimming

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