Posted: January 25, 2012 in Poems, Poet; Writer; Author, Poetry, prose, Susan Joyner-Stumpf
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Who thought not

enough of you


to feel the thickness

of their own blood-black Soul


its drip

down icy stems of poisoned leaves

left to gasp and wither

in the acrid air.




anything at all

that loved you once


remembers your unconditional    gleeful





if human,


the beautiful way you smiled to everyone

in the face of tragedy or un-Godly betrayal.


Both ~ ~

With your infinite

and insatiable

impulse to always forgive . . .


Both ~ ~

Could not have known


you were soon to

outwardly face head-on

the opposite side of the coin

as evil winked in.


For all living things found

in dump heaps


I think you go to a special place


a place where Monarch butterflies

fly from the juicy ripeness and sweetness

of your lips


where song-birds speak for you

as though coming from

your own throat


where a million wild flowers

bloom inside

your brilliant heart.


© Susan Joyner-Stumpf

  1. debbiebrooks37 says:

    wow.. a million wild flowers bloom inside your heart? that is awesome.. and profound.. Sweet Friend you are so inspiring…Take care sweet friend

  2. Thank You Deb……I can’t understand why someone would discard a human being or even an animal in such a way. Deb, it’s too frightening…..every where you turn, on the news, a mother throws her newborn child into a dumpster, or an older child; or a man murders his wife or pregnant girlfriend and throws her in the trash heap. What has become of our world? I don’t think I want to know the answer.

  3. debbiebrooks37 says:

    I know Susan I agree.. I have been asking that for years.. Just don’t understand.. My heart cries for these little ones babies or animals that cannot defend for them selves. .. so much evil Susan.. Love you sweet friend

  4. drtruthman says:

    Yes, this is sad but beautiful in your ability to describe difficult things. Yes it is horrible that people just toss animals and children away. A real problem that unfortunately can only be dealt with through one heart at a time and your poetry is one step in that direction, Wonderful talent and a great heart Susan. God’s blessings on you. Good job.

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