Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: HEALTH (10/13/16)
TITLE: Thumbs Down
By Holly Westefeld
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My mom grew many flowers and fruit,
So I thought I would try raising my own supply
Of flora my senses to suit.
Well, I went to the nursery for what I prefer,
An assortment of flowering plants.
The geranium bloomed, but the rest were all doomed.
Their health dwindled and they lost their chance.
Through the years I have found, in a pot or the ground,
That the ones most inclined to survive
Are the ones I can drown, or forget and leave town,
And returning still find them alive.
If in drought or in flood, in the sand or in mud
There are plants that tenaciously grow,
They will likely do well when selected to dwell
At our home, but you still never know.
It's not always my fault, like when kitties assault
And they nibble or dig in the dirt,
Or when kids to and fro do not watch where they go,
And my plants unintentionally hurt.
God has gifted some people to grow any tree,
Shrub, or plant that is part of His plan,
But for me, I have found that He turned his thumbs down,
For my thumb's undeniably tan.
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