Where this Flower Blooms

love is cared for the same way you do a tulip

you must be gentle and kind like the kiss of a butterfly

you must be patient and hardworking like the noble bumble bee

you must fresh and honest like the cool breeze of the afternoon

you must be level headed and willing to grow like the rich soil of the Earth

and you are all of these things

you're my elixer of sunlight and fresh air

you give me the kiss of life to defend against my enemies 

they're plastic roses in artificial soil

you're my yellow tulip through the concrete

This poem is about: 
Our world
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