It’s an honor to share my poem Where Have All the Flowers Gone with you that was published on MasitcatoresUsa yesterday, thanks to Barbara Leonard and her team for their continued support of my work.
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Years pass in fields picking daisy’s,
before you were a thought.
He loves me, he loves me not.
Where have all the flowers gone?
We plucked each petal, you, and I,
on a pinky swear, without a care,
of promises made on a whim,
and a blade of grass.
Where have all the flowers gone?
We birthed our babies in open fields,
love carried secret wishes,
hard work sustained us.
Where have all the flowers gone?
The sun has set,
our ships have sailed,
there’s not a petal to be found.
Jaded and desolate,
we bury them one by one.
Where have all the flowers gone?
We pray and bow our heads
on a pinky share,
stripped bare, blood shared.
Where have all the flowers gone?
I would be delighted if you would go HERE to read the rest of my poem and so would Barbara and her team at MasticadoresUsa. Please show them some love with a heart (like), as they work tirelessly behind the scenes.
Thank you truly for your time and continued support.
Copyright © 2022 Cindy Georgakas
All Rights Reserved
Poems this year featured on MasticadoresUsa: (last years posts are featured in archives)
January Shivers 1/30/23
Winter Wonderland Love 1/18/23
Beautiful work and wonderful achievement 👏 👌
Thank you so very much! ❣️
A beautiful poem Cindy ❤️
I appreciate you letting me know here and there Sadje..thanks my friend! 💞
My pleasure 😇
Congrats Cindy 🎉What a lovely poem. So wonderfully crafted ✨🤍
Thank you very much Destiny. Your words are very much appreciated! 🌼💞
Pleasure always 🤗
Congratulations on another wonderfully written poem, dear Cindy, and on having your work published at MasticadoresUsa ~ you rock, my friend! ✍🏼💖😎🌷🤗
I appreciate your ongoing support and happy you enjoyed my poem Phil, thank you so much my friend!!! Have a rock solid day!!! You rock too! Thanks ❣️🌼💞
You’re most welcome & thank you, sweet Cindy 💗
Beautiful and thought provoking Cindy, lot of petals for thought here! 😛👏😁🤔
Thank you so much Ken. Petals are all coming in red soon.. open your heart and be ready my friend.. 🌹
Thank you, Cindy, for your kind and supportive words! We love featuring your poetry!
I’m so grateful to you for your support Barbara and delighted you enjoyed this poem. Aww that is really truly appreciated, thank you so much! 💞🌼🙏🏼
Absolutely wonderful, congratulations!! 🌹💕🤗💞
I’m so delighted you enjoyed it dear Giada! Thank you so much! 🙏🏼🌼❣️
You are most welcome!! 🤗🌹💞🌹💞
So beautiful , Cindy. Congratulations .💕
Thanks again dear Grace! I’m so happy to know that! ❣️🙏🏼🌼
Truly my pleasure 💕
big hugs and love💞🤗
So excited for you! I love this poem. You touched my heart and stirred my imagination.
I can’t think of more satisfying words to hear Annette! Thank you truly for you kind comment and appreciation! 🌼🙏🏼💞
Wonderful poem and such a beautiful picture. Too good Cindy. Congratulations ❤️❤️👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽🤗🤗🤗
I’m so happy you enjoyed it Kamal!!! Thanks so much my dear friend! 🙏🏼🌼❣️
Always welcome my dear friend Cindy ❣️😊😊❣️❣️
Congratulations, Cindy. Wonderful poem. I thought of the Pete Seeger song of the same name when I saw the title.
Thank you so much Tim, I’m glad you liked it. It was hard not to add that song here as I thought of it too but I don’t think it’s allowed. 🌼🙏🏼💞
Can’t say that line (Where have all the flowers gone?) without thinking of Peter Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger maybe. Sad thought when it is true.
You know I wondered and wanted to add the song. but I don’t think it’s allowed on MasticadoresUsa.. I best go add that, thanks Jacqui. I know it’s so true. 🌼🙏🏼❣️
Congratulations, Cindy. Thank you for sharing this lovely poem and wonderful achievement with us. More flower power to you. ❤️🤗
Congratulations on your poem’s publication, Cindy. Well deserved.
Your deeply felt and planted imagery tells a heartfelt account of love in all its splendor and sorrow. Kudos for sharing your heart. I sense a personal storyline here and there in your verses:
” love’s promise that we shall meet again, sustains me…”
Your ending verse is full of hope. It tells of new love so new in fact that seeds are planted waiting, patiently, expectantly…for that time when love buds once again. Totally awesomene writing!!
Thank you so much Suzette. You have a keen sense and it’s interested as the poem started and developed into many facets of love, new love, old, lost love, kids and family.. the war…whew… thanks for resonating and indeed It buds again. I’m really delighted and appreciative of your introspection and reflections back to me/ Thanks so much! 🙏🏼🌼💞
Thank you, Cindy, for sharing your heart with such generosity. Namaste!!
You’re so welcome and Namaste our wonderful Suzette!!! Namaste!!
Congratulations. Great Write My Friend.
Thanks truly Goff! 🌼🙏🏼💞
Congratulations on the publication, Cindy! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us! 😍
I’m so delighted to hear that.. thanks so much for being here. I’ve got to come see you! 💞🌼💞
You’re very welcome 😊 and I agree! 😃
Oh my goodness Cindy, where have all the flowers gone? Everybody swiped them up for Valentine’s Day! LOL 😂🌺😜🌼🤣 No, girl, I’m just kidding. This is such a soul-stirring, throw down versification that connects to the heart, making us pause, to think about what was, what happened through the years and the sparkling ounce of hope that comes back bursting with color and joy! ✨🌞🌟
Excellent ladybug and a hearty CONGRATULATIONS for your publication dear friend! 🌷💐🌹 Cheers! 🥂
Only you know how to get me laughing like you do. RU kidding me? I went to buy my mother roses and just at the supermarket they were 45-60. and I was like RU kidding me. so I settled on the 9.99 tulip plant. 😂 How timely was this post in that way. ha. Thanks my friend, your reflections are spot on my dear friend and kindred! 💞🙏🏼🌼
Girl, how do we manage to keep ourselves laughing so much? 😂😜🤣 I suppose, as they say, you have to laugh to keep from crying huh??? Listen girlfriend, I love the tulips…it’s unconventional and still a gift of love. I don’t know why everyone loses their damn minds and raise their prices on a dozen of roses, even the supermarkets, when it’s going to be 90% off the next day! Unfreaking real! Have a wonderful and romantic Valentine’s day my sweetness! 🌹💖💞💝💐
Congratulations Cindy, well deserved for beautiful words
I’m so grateful for your kind hearted words dear Kate! 🌼🙏🏼💗
A pleasure Cindy 🙂
I’m delighted… thanks for letting me know! ❣️🙏🏼🌼
Very much APPRECIATED Peter!! ❣️🙏🏼🌼
Thanks for your poem. Thanks Anita
You’re so welcome and thank you for the visit!!! 🌼🙏🏼💞
I love this, Cindy 💕 and I did see some spring flowers today 🌷
Thanks Dear Ingrid.. Happy to know and that’s lovely. We have a few popping too! Keep having fun! ❣️🙏🏼🌼
Awww such a beautiful poetry…Loved it so much my Queen.
They have gone now where
Well, they just live in your Smile.
Loves n hugs 🤗🤗❤❤❤ Also I truly wanted to visit them n will do.
Oh I’m so happy Dear Suma… Flowers fit for a princess only to wear and burst in your heart to give you the love needed to carry on!n. Awww and in my smile which I’m doing now with thoughts of you. Thank you so much love!🌼🙏🏼💞
Beautiful poem and I loved the uplifting end! 💖
Thank you so much Pooja! I’m glad.. things to change in time but we can never get back what once was but we keep those in our heart and grow seeds of hope. ❣️🙏🏼💗
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Wow what an achievement, it’s a wonderful work Cindy.💕🌷
You’re very kind Laleh! Thank you so very much! 💞
Thank you, Cindy, for your supportive words as always to Masticadores USA and also to your readers with your poetry!
You’re so welcome Barbara! I feel lucky and privileged to be amongst such gifted and supportive friends in our community. I appreciate your faith in my work as well! ❣️
This poem reminded me of the setting in the first novella I read today. The setting was a field brimming with flowers, then a battle was fought and the flowers were bloodied and trampled. Years later, the flowers returned brighter and even more beautiful. Your poem is sadly nostalgic. I hear the song in my mind, too. 🙂 Well done. I’m linking this to my first post about the Dicken’s challenge along with your comment from my intro piece.
How timely and interesting Marsha. I’d love to see the piece. Is it on your sight. That was my intention that no matter how sad or how much destruction sets in, the sun will rise again and the flowers will bloom brighter. We’ve had some dark days. That song is nostalgic of our time and fit well here too. Oh thanks, I’m glad I can be of some help for the Dicken’s challenge. I’ll look for it! 💗
I didn’t write anything but a post about the novella. The Dickens novella can be downloaded for free from Amazon and several other places. I wrote about the novella in my post today.
Oh, got it. I have seen the links. I have to try to get time to get there.. Thanks my friend!💗
You are super busy. You have until June to read one novella, if you choose to do so, so don’t stress. You’ve got plenty of stressors on your plate. Don’t make this one of them! Just go with the flow like a dead fish (where did I just see that joke?) I’m not saying that you’re a dead fish, or even a cold one. Something’s gotten fishy with this comment. Better hang up my line. 🙂
Very poignant, Cindy.
Thanks Betsy! 🌼🙏🏼🌹
Beautiful Poem Dear Cindy
Happy Valentine’s Day to
You FLoWeRS Will Always
LiVE iN Poetry From HeART
SPiRiT SoUL At Best BRinging
FlesH And Blood
Back to Human
LoVE iN Peace
Giving Sharing Caring
Healing All With Most
Respect Least Harm
Word Seeds Spread
God Yes LoVE iN Peace
Continually in Poetry Wind Free..:)
Thank you Fred for the beautiful message to wake up to. I’m most appreciative of your kind wishes and beautiful sharing this morning on point! Happy Valentine’s Day to you. Sending love❣️🌼🙏🏼
Thanks For The
Dear Cindy What
A Wonderful Muse
For Poetry Valentine’s
Will Be Year Round
Similarly As i Never
And ChristMas True
To You my FRiEnD
Really beautiful poem, Cindy ❤✨
Thank you so much Vidah!!!❣️🌼🙏🏼
Just beautiful, Cindy! Impatiently waiting for the spring flowers to emerge….
Thank you so much Dawn!!! I hear ya!!! 🌼🌼 we have a few that just popped here! 👏
We’re expecting snow on Thursday again…I hope ours are still safely hiding….💞
I’ve read it on Masticadores and i will say it again, i love the repetition. It worked so well.
You’re a sweetheart Mich, I saw that. Thanks so much and I’m really happy to hear you enjoyed it! 💞💗💞.
Cindy, I thought you were going to go full Pete Seeger on me. Nicely done, though. Keith
I soooo wanted to Keith but it’s not allowed on MasticadoresUsa 🤗❣️ Thanks so much! ❣️
💖💖Beautiful! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks so much Eugi.. glad you liked it! Happy Valentine’s Day to you tooo!!❣️💗💞
Most welcome, Cindy! 💝
That was beautiful, Cindy. I loved reading this on Valentine’s Day. It seemed appropriate for a celebration of love in all it’s facets.
Oh thank you so much Diana. I’m glad you found it meaningful and happy Valentine’s Day to you! 💞
This is a wonderful springtime love poem! Congratulations! And I just read your wonderful poems in “Hidden in Childhood.”
Congratulations, Cindy! I love your poem, the different stages of love, the flow, and the renewed love at the end. Beautiful, my friend! ❤️❤️
Cindy, a wonderful poem and it works so well with the repeat of the refrain of ‘Where have all the flowers gone?’ running throughout dividing the main stanzas! Well done, my friend! xx❤️
Lovely, Cindy. Poignant and compelling with a complete about turn at the end.
Beautifully nostalgic, dear Cindy! 💖 Congratulations on the publication !
Congratulations! A lovely piece!
Congratulations on another wonderfully written poem, dear Cindy, and on having your work published at MasticadoresUsa
I’ve missed reading your poems.
Nice one as always.✨✨💯💯💗💗
Beautiful poem, for a sec I thought how could this be so short.
Then I clicked the link, I love it.
Beautiful poem hon.
Beautiful and thought provoking Cindy! I liked the concept of petals being buried🥰
Thank you so much Sheereen!~. I’m really glad you enjoyed it. Big hugs dearest❣️
How can I not be impressed by your flawless writing
Just gorgeous and I too was preparing myself for a somber ending, when love and flowers burst forth again..a new Spring..Loved your style of repetition…It felt like a song (but not the one by Peter Paul & Mary:) Love how Spring mirrors us, in love and relationships./ After a cold (or in our case dry winter) we too burst forth with new life, Congratulations too on having this published on MasticadoresUSA!! Well deserved my friend:) 🌹❤️
I’m glad you enjoyed my poem Karima. I like you, never know where my poems will take me. i always have veto to power but trust the divine guidance that comes through. sending you love and much appreciation!❣️
So beautiful and thought provoking, Cindy! Congratulations 🎉 ❤️🙏
Thanks you so much KK! much appreciated! 💞
You’re always welcome 🙏 💐