(some late bloomers will leave you panting)
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Over the next three days I will post the remaining entries into our contest: A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love Story. Each entry has been required to embed the phrase : but it was only a rumor.
Not quite sure how flowers came to symbolize love. Hmnnn. What do love and flowers have in common? Beauty and Fragility?Renewal? Blossom and decline? I myself would choose some other symbol, something that represents empowerment and immortality. Love should be the only word in the English language for which there is no past tense. And yet, I do love the tenderness of a flower as a symbol of the gentle possibilities of love. And so does Don Maker. Get out your kleenex.
All the flowers in the world
by Don Maker
I heard all the flowers in the world had died,
withered away from whence they had sprung,
but it was only a rumor.
Truth is, all those lovely bouquets
that bloom throughout the vast continents and hidden vales –
the delicate pinks, the dark, exotic blossoms,
and all the rainbow hues in between —
simply withered in comparison.
They lost their sweet fragrance, and faded from my sight.
It is as though they never existed,
never held the charm,
never could compare
with my beautiful English Rose.