The Flower Wars - Poem by Dwight Jenkins
Azaleas bloomed 'ere tulips knew
That other flowers also grew
The bush enshrined in sun and pink
The stalks ascending stop to think
'Can both of us survive so near?
The bush is bigger, and we fear
That if we lift our heads to rise
The bush might lop them off with cries
Of 'Tulips steal our precious sun
They drink the rain we need to stun
The world with beauty rare we own
And we'll not share, no we'll not loan! ' '
And though the tulips start in shade
They reach the sun but share the grave
That both will know before too long
Since neither one could get along
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