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I am the Gaillardia Pulchella 
Dressed in gold and deepest red 
I'm the flash of color that you see 
When everything else looks dead 

I thrive in the southern heat 
Setting roots in dirt or sand 
I'm the legend of the indian blanket 
Grown by God's own hands 

The firewheel of great passion 
That collects to her faithful souls 
Butterflies who dance around 
Like the stories of ancients told 

The color of blood deep passion 
Mixed with brilliant rays of sun 
Dancing on breezy summer zephyrs 
The sultry cantata has begun 

My stems are prickly, strong and stout 
As I hold high my pretty, proud head 
I am the Gaillardia Pulchella 
Passionate firewheel blanket spread 

(This was written after the contest but I liked them so much I decided to write one of my own...but the florist in me could not choose a flower..but I like this one)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 5/20/2015 10:46:00 PM
Beautiful and heartfelt.. A pure joy created from reading your work tonight!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/21/2015 12:33:00 AM
Glad you enjooyed it and it brought some warm fuzzies. Jan
Date: 5/20/2015 1:12:00 PM
oh my, i like how this affects me in a great way, janet.. enjoyed your flowing thoughts.. huggs
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/20/2015 3:18:00 PM
Thanks so much Nette. I am so glad you enjoyed it! ~Jan
Date: 5/20/2015 12:45:00 PM
Wow this is stunning your words so beautiful.I feel blown away by your talent, and greatly inspired. I shall keep an eye on your excellent work from now on. A clear all time fav for me. A winner any day. Well done best wishes. Pete.
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/20/2015 3:11:00 PM
Thanks Pete! I look forward to reading more comments from you and am honored that you liked it so well. Thanks for the fav! ~Jan