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If I could be a flower...hmmm...
how would I decide?
By annnieM (Deanna Mattox)
wouldn't want to be a flower that would wilt and
die quickly. I wouldn't want to be a
flower shop flower... a flower that someone may
or may not choose to give to someone else.
I wouldn't want to be a flower that had no
certainty about its future. I would not
want to sit in a refrigerated showcase... with
the possibility that I would be completely
overlooked and not bought, and then thrown into
think I would rather be a bedding plant where
someone would take me home and plant me and
enjoy me for at least the summer. But what
kind? Pansies are absolutely cheerful and
wonderful and gorgeous to look at but... they do
not like the summer heat so they don't last very
long. I wouldn't want to be a tulip
because I've seen the deer come along and just
chomp the flower off. In fact, out here in
the country, the deer will eat just about
anything but marigolds.
Maybe I'd like to be a marigold... in someone's
flower box or flowerbed. Marigolds are
very hardy flowers... they can take the heat...
something that just destroys me right now.
Marigolds are pretty to look at... something I'm
not very often anymore. (If ever I was)
And marigolds not only give you nice flowers in
your flowerbed... but they give you seeds
galore! If you just let the flower heads
dry and then collect them... you have enough
seeds for the whole town next year! So that's
it... I would be an ordinary boring marigold.
Nothing fancy, just a flower with staying power.
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