Flowers don't have legs, and cannot run about.
Flowers simply never make a fist.
Flowers do not whisper, and they seldom ever shout,
Flowers will not put you on their list.
Dahlias don’t pay income tax or drive a Maserati.
Goldenrod won’t cruise along the highway.
Jonquils don’t solve Rubik’s cube or holiday in Maui.
Moon Orchids seldom sail the evening skyway.
Violets aren’t violent, though pine trees can be knotty.
Kissing without Tulips is absurd.
In ancient Rome, the Four O’clock was oft confused with IV.
Bird of Paradise is not a bird!
Men aspire to greatness while flowers strive for color.
A Daffodil in sunshine boasts success.
Men will brag of power by the hour, but they're duller than a Peony
with penchant to impress.
Hummingbirds and honey bees may never wear out welcome,
nor August afternoons of summer rain.
A riot among Hollyhocks or wild Gardenia bedlam,
by contrast with a soccer match, is sane.
*This is why
I LOVE FLOWERS!
A poem by Terry Walstrom inspired by Bullwinkle Moose