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A Lowly Flower Pot
by larry r linville

Thursday, October 01, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I sat outside a store and became aware of the flower pots in front the store and I thought how it must feel about the attention given to the flowers.


I’m just a plain brown flower pot
out in the sun where it’s very hot.
They filled me with lots of dark rich dirt
with nutrients to give a growth spurt.
They put in plants of different hues
some reds, greens, whites and even blues.
They watered me with tender care
for the world to see me standing there.
I stood daily before a shop
to welcome all people who would stop
to come and go through those doors
and purchase things with the stores.
Often you’d hear the people say,
“flowers are beautiful today!”
No compliments I ever got.
I’m just the lowly flower pot.
Where would those lovely flowers be
without a lovely pot like me?
It gives me extreme mental pain
so excuse me while I complain.
Most folks are like a flower pot.
They must settle for second spot
while a few whose lives are aglow
seem to always be stealing the show.


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Reviewed by Joy Hale 5/23/2011
The bounce and movement of this poem is delightful, holding a special message in it's little brown pot. An engaging poem, so glad I stopped by.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Elizabeth Hobbs 11/20/2009
Hi Larry
I love this poem. With few words you've painted a large canvas. Cheers, Liz
Reviewed by Kalexey Jones 11/13/2009
That is very good. I never thought about that.
It is much like the real world, the executives stealing the show whilst the little guys keep it running.
Love it.
Reviewed by D Johnson 10/8/2009
Larry, enjoyed this little write. It made me think it was a respnse from the sad side of the song "Wind beneath my wings," but slightly upset. Nice writing.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/2/2009
One have seen that lowly disarrayed pot that contained Einstein...and can wonder about many other lowly pots and indifference.


Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/1/2009
I never thought of that but your words are true, no one ever notices the flower pot that holds those flowers. Thank you for sharing Larry.

Newfie Hugs, Rose

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