Sunflowers Grow, a Fall Writing Frenzy Example for 2020 by Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez

Sunflowers Grow

by Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez

Even sunflowers endure shadows.

That doesn’t stop the bee from visiting.

Even the happiest people endure pain.

That doesn’t stop us from growing.

Our perfect vision of the future may be spotted and marred

and yet…

We keep going. 

We keep striving.

And reaching.

For the sun.

Through the shadows,

the buzzing,

the pain,

we don’t stop.

We endure.

We fight.

We grow.

Sunflowers don’t remain in the shadows

for long.

They burst through the darkness.




For whatever comes next.

Thank you all for reading my 83-word poem inspired by the wonderful Suzy Leopold’s sunflower image @SuzyK5! If you’re so inclined, please leave a comment. I hope this inspires and empowers you!

Want to find out more about the #FallWritingFrenzy, check it out here: and the FAQs here.

Make sure to share about the Fall Writing Frenzy and feel free to tag @KaitlynLeann17 and @LydiaLukidis and always use the hashtag #FallWritingFrenzy. We can’t wait to see your entries on October 1st!


Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez

27 thoughts on “Sunflowers Grow, a Fall Writing Frenzy Example for 2020 by Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez

  1. Love your poem!! Love sunflowers!! Thank you for providing inspiration today…I just found out (for the first time, unbelievably), that a dear friend has COVID….I will pass this along for sure. Keep the faith!

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  2. When I was a child, my aunt planted a row of sunflower seeds outside of her living room window. They’d sprout up small and unseen in the shadows behind her shrubs. Eventually, their stalks grew sturdy and tall, and the flowers showed off their happy faces. I’m always delighted by the variety of stories or poems a photograph can prompt. Your poem offers a much-needed gift of hope–something we all need.

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  3. Looking forward to this contest again this year, Kaitlyn. I just can’t resist a challenge. Your poem is full of hope and inspiration. Thank you for that. I’m working on an entry that uses that same beautiful image, but is very different.


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