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The Rose and The Daffodil - for Food For Thought Contest

Foreword: on 30 December 2018 one last straggling rose remained in my garden. Below it a daffodil flower was just splitting, ready to open. Now that can’t be right. The Rose And The Daffodil The rose and the daffodil never should meet Although one will grow at the other one’s feet In some proper climate there just isn’t room For a daffodil flower to watch a rose bloom When summers were cradled by May and September Roses we saw and daffs we’d remember But now daffs and roses are blooming together Unthinking we welcome this disjointed splendour In the March I once knew, a new spring was due And September’s autumn saw leaves change their hue But the rose a contender to see off November While daffodils open to brighten December The holiday maker sunbathes with the masses Worrying not about copious gasses That pour from the engines of passenger jets For sun, sea and sand is as good as it gets The vomit of commerce the cities spew out While making the stuff that we can’t do without So many products that make our today That factories make and we throw away But no workshop makes us a shiny new climate It’s future so finite a human could time it Perhaps we should worry about our forever When the rose and the daffodil flower together 4 January 2019 For: Food for Thought Contest Sponsor: Silent One

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Date: 1/7/2019 7:58:00 AM
A deftly woven indictment......Congrats on your placement
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Terry Flood
Date: 1/7/2019 10:55:00 AM
Thankyou John.
Date: 1/6/2019 5:40:00 PM
Hi Terry, dropping by with my congratulations on your win in the contest with this wonderful piece. Well-deserved my friend. Have a wonderful Monday....Mike.
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Terry Flood
Date: 1/6/2019 5:48:00 PM
Thank muchly Mike. You too.
Date: 1/6/2019 1:39:00 PM
- A great win, big congratulations Terry :) - // Anne-Lise :)
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Terry Flood
Date: 1/6/2019 1:58:00 PM
Thankyou Anne-Lise.
Date: 1/6/2019 10:27:00 AM
This is a great take on the contest, asa gardnerer, I have seen this also... I still have roses blooming.. But not very well.. Congratulations on your first place in the contest..
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Terry Flood
Date: 1/6/2019 2:00:00 PM
Thanks Silent One, we don’t have a lot of roses in bloom, but we do have three or four buds just opening.
Date: 1/4/2019 6:24:00 PM
Awesome poem, Terry, with much to ponder!
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Terry Flood
Date: 1/4/2019 8:18:00 PM
Thankyou Kim... there’s some weird stuff going on on planet Earth right now.