If Sown As A Plant ~ What Would I Be?

If sown as a plant ~

A thistle I’d be –

Or the barb on the stem,

Of the prickly rose tree.

I would needle and defend,

With the tip of each end –

& No one would know it was me!

With flowers for friends ~

Only artists can paint,

A picture with words –

& Give them some space.

Yet the thorn on the plant, 

Will never get praise –

Whatever its’ stance.

O’press a spiny weed

 & The task to ask ~

Is ~ Who spikes

 The pointed seeds?

Valerie Hayes

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Valerie Hayes

Quiet West Vintage represents a private vintage and designer collection that has been gathered and stored over a thirty-five year period. I now look forward to sharing this collection and promoting the "Other Look" - a totally individualistic approach to style.