A Mother's Poem about Red Chili Pepper Plant

Poetry Friday: Anything That Flower

Anything That Flower

My mother thinks
the red chili pepper plant is a 
décor, a lovely looking 
flower that puts me
on a nightshade
Imagine a fruit 
that looks like a
vegetable on top of
the coffee table,
lavishly seated in an
imperial red trumpet 
vase, its color as red as
her furious face 
when I said: It’s pretty Mom— 
pretty perfect for the kitchen 


She argued: It has to be
in the living room
& I didn’t stand a chance
It has to be. She approved herself
& because I love her so 
I let it be
Therefore, I have learned
anything that flower 
fits my mother’s crown

& stays in My kingdom
where She reigns.

© Ymatruz 

A Mother's Poem about Red Chili Pepper Plant

Last week, I shared the letter I wrote for my father. It has been about 5 years since I saw him last.

Today, I have written “Anything that Flower”, a unique & funny poem dedicated for my Mom.

I put together some of my selected poems and quotes, and published them on Createspace. The Love chapter of the book begins like this:

i love my father so much
to a great extent i have written
this book about the love i have
for my mother

Below is also an excerpt from my poetry collection, The Coffee Cries Foul.

Mother Poem from The Coffee Cries Foul book
Please be sure to visit Carol at Beyond Literacy Link where she is hosting the roundup for Poetry Friday this week.

Ymatruz is the author of poetry book: The Coffee Cries Foul. She founded PoetsGig.com hoping to accommodate works of other poets and writers, anywhere in the world. She also writes about her blogging and migration experience on PoetsGig. Her motto: "By experience you learn. By embracing mistakes, you become a master of perfection."
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