by Amy Hyles: The following is a poem I wrote a few years ago while in college. At the insistence of a professor, I entered it into the university’s annual writing contest and placed honorable mention, which was an exciting surprise considering the poem’s conservative stand on a controversial issue.
The poem is a metaphor. You may catch the meaning right away; you may have to read it several times. If you don’t see it immediately, keep trying—you will be surprised. Hint: it addresses one of the most controversial issues facing our country, and world, today.
The Bud Unbloomed
Original poem can be found at http://amyhyles.com/2012/08/15/the-bud-unbloomed/