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Garden Tales
 
A soft, pink oleander,
having long and slender leaves,
was so proud of her position in the garden;
but the golden frangipani
with his long, lush vegetation
kept on interrupting,
Ma'am, I beg your pardon.

Oleander, who was clever,
claimed his toxic olive leaves
were better
as they kept all pests at bay.
Frangipani, much more sociable,
declared he was quite content
to give blooms to brides
for use in a bouquet.

Then, the vivid red hibiscus
with her foliage green and glossy,
said she was favourite flower,
it would appear.
Didn't young girls seek her longingly
in early morning light,
to wear them in the evening,
behind their ear?

'Ho ho,' laughed white magnolia,
I'm better than you all
and bigger too, just look,
a huge green tower;
and my perfume is so fragrant,
that bees come to me first.
The trick is this...
I'm built to over-power.

'That's right,' agreed a tiny voice,
the timid morning glory,
'While you were so involved
and all distracted,
I sent my supple tendrils out
to wind around you all.
I saw a problem here
and so I acted.'

They all looked down around themselves,
and, sure enough, they found
that all four, to each other,
by the little vine were bound.

No more do bushes argue
in the garden 'mongst themselves;
they just stand there, all together,
very humble,
their colours, oh so vibrant,
linked by ropes of green,
which hold them up
so none can ever stumble.

They're a tag-team now and beautiful,
with colours oh so bright;
creamy golden, vibrant red, soft pink and white
and in the mornings, in between,
pretty purple morning glory;
reminding them,
God's creation must never fight.


By cherryk

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