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Bougainvillea

Bold, bright...unmistakable she dresses in vivid pinks or purples sometimes splashes of oranges or golds. Her lavish flashes of flowers shine and yet... brilliant bougainvillea has her dark secrets. Devoid of fragrance this fanfare, flowery mistress hides her hidden thorns... to touch her is to become entangled cut to the quick scraped and bloodied without warning though careful one may be. Beauty prevails over pain as paper petals flirt and entice all dressed up in pageantry a multitude of sins are covered. Bougainvillea lights up the heated climate flinging caution to the wind. Written on 4/10/2019 Got N/A in Bougainvillea Contest Judged on 4/19/2019

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Date: 5/15/2019 1:17:00 PM
Hello Laura Leiser, I would stay away from this Bougainvillea, I would not want any part of that. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 5/8/2019 8:12:00 AM
Enjoyed your write Laura, I have had many experiences with bougainvillea and its thorns. I love the plants but you should try cutting a large on down sometime. The thorns will pierce right through the souls of boots.
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Date: 5/6/2019 7:37:00 AM
Such a fantastic free verse, Laura.. Imagery is Excellent!! Well decribed.. I really enjoyed!! Have a blessed day..
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Laura Leiser
Date: 5/6/2019 12:01:00 PM
Thanks so much, Robertina :)
Date: 4/10/2019 8:21:00 PM
Quite well described; this was vibrant in imagery and ever so informative. Great.
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Laura Leiser
Date: 4/10/2019 8:51:00 PM
Thanks so much for your kind comments, M.L.! I appreciate them! :)
Date: 4/10/2019 7:17:00 PM
Nicely done!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 4/10/2019 7:48:00 PM
Thanks so much, Kim! :)
Date: 4/10/2019 7:02:00 PM
You have captured the glory of this sun loving bushy plant so well. I used to trim the blossoms and put them in a vase for their colorful bright cheer but those thorns are viciously protective of their queen. This is brilliantly written Laura. I hope to see it a top winner. Have a lovely Easter. : ) xxoo
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Laura Leiser
Date: 4/10/2019 7:48:00 PM
Thanks so much, Connie! Your kind comments make my day! :)