The Nasturtium Takeover Bid

by Jem Croucher

The nasturtium’s gone manic
now the summer is done
It’s begun to take over
and thinks it’s ‘the one’
If we left it unchecked
It would simply keep growing
and how big it would get
Well, there’s no way of knowing

Perhaps we should crop it
but then things would be duller
For at present its flowers
keep giving us colour
So we’ll leave it a while
with its yellows and gold
For it clings to the summer
whilst the weather gets cold

And we need that reminder
at least for a while
as autumn takes over
and summer’s a smile
For when winter’s cold anger
returns with a frost
This reminder of summer
will be instantly lost

©Jemverse

Photo – autumn nasturtiums – Jempics

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4 Comments to “The Nasturtium Takeover Bid”

  1. Absolutely beautiful poem. I love it!

  2. “Gone manic”. I like the idea. Presents a different picture of a flower, not the usual dainty one. Nice to get a picture of nature every single day. 😊

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