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Longer Narrative Poems

By Josie Whitehead


By Josie Whitehead

Poppy Or the Rose?

A rose and poppy talked about
     Which flower was loved the best.
The rose explained:  'It’s surely me.
     I’m better than the rest.'

'Which flowers do lovers give as gifts,
     The poppy or the rose?
It’s roses that they buy for love,
     As everybody knows.'

The poppy thought about this fact
     And sadly had to sigh.
She conceded this was all too true -
     A fact which made her to cry.

Her sister poppies all agreed:
     'The rose is best of all.
Our petals were not made to last
     And very quickly fall.'

A painter came into their field.
     'I’m Monet,' is what he said.
'I want to paint a stunning scene
     With poppies proud and red.'

'The beauty of your crimson flowers
     Has really touched my heart,
And people will remember you
     Each time they see my art.'

Today the poppies lift their heads;
     You’ll never hear them cry,
And, in Monet’s lovely painting,
     They’ll never ever die.

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