A Flower’s Folly


I considered the flower
The fragrant rose
Its petals soft to touch
But thorns keep friends and foe alike
At distance a bit too much

Delicate and small
Highly toxic to children
No, I won’t be their downfall

Tulips and daffodils
Welcome spring’s sun
When summer brings bouquets
Of colors — away they run

Dandelions gather
Hang out for a only a day
Always leave a trail
Such a nuisance some say

What flower would I
Like to be if only I could choose
The elegant Brahma Kamal
Darkness’s sparkling jewel

Fragrant and white
A burden to none
Blooming in moonlight
Lovely to all

dVersepoets.com what flower do I identify with and which is my favorite. Well, it is hard to pick a favorite. Mums in fall, Daffodils in spring, roses in summer, then all the others, but not in any order! It’s as hard as choosing a favorite color!


considered what I would not like to be, and perhaps what I would like to be in my poem. I tried to find a picture to post of this spectacular star-shaped white blossom, but could not find any “free” images.




About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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5 Responses to A Flower’s Folly

  1. Ahhh, the night blooming cereus! I had one years ago, and when it bloomed, it was spectacular! I lost it one summer in the brutal heat.

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  2. Oops. I think you’ll receive my comment as a message. 🙂

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  3. msjadeli says:

    Sorry this is probably a duplicate comment. Thoughtful reflection on the character of different flowers. I hadn’t heard of the Brahma Kamal and so went and looked it up. #1 it is gorgeous!!!!! #2 it is both an epiphyte and a cactus, which is a very intriguing combination. #3 it is revered and medicinal.

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