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Flowers and Riches

October 15, 2012
By TheUnwindingCableCar PLATINUM, Plymouth, Indiana
TheUnwindingCableCar PLATINUM, Plymouth, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. -Plutarch

A rose for a hug and a violet for a kiss.
No truer love exists more pure than this.
Penny for your thoughts, a dollar for a date
Priceless is a lifetime intertwining our fate.

Carnations for the children we will one day have
Tulips for the years, measuring anniversaries past
Nickel for your feelings, a five for your touch
But no piece of silver can ever be enough

Daisies for the happy years, zinnias for the riches
Two people like us were not made for lives in ditches.
A dime to help us up, a ten to get us out,
A President and Secretary can't tell what we're about

Black roses for the day that we die together
Wreaths of blossoms encircling our stones forever.
A quarter for no tears, A twenty for open hearts
Twenty twenty-five says we'll have never been apart

The author's comments:
My ex and I wrote this a while ago, but she's been, for lack of a better term, "excommunicated" from my life

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on Apr. 4 2013 at 7:04 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

When I grow up I want to be a writer like you.. ha! This is an amazing poem, it is so, so good. I am going to put it into my favorites. The first stanza is my favorite. I love this so much. You're such an amazing writer. I love the title too, good job!