Poem: “Sunflower”


How can you be standing after a storm
when others have been trampled, wounded and torn
But there you are so bold and bright
Still reaching for the sun

beautiful and bold
loyal and trusting
a treasure untold
So much power
is there in your heart
Facing the rain without falling apart

You’ve risen above the sadness and pain
when others have been beaten, or fallen again
But you keep your color all through the fight
still reaching for the sun
a beacon of courage for everyone

Jeryl Struble

Jeryl Struble has been a singer/songwriter for many years in the Puget Sound area. She released a CD of her own songs on an album entitled Journey To Joy in 2008. She was an interpreter/translator of Russian and taught the language for 13 years at Bellevue Community College. She has three children ages 14, 19 and 22. She hopes to have enough songs written for another album soon.