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For The Springs To Follow

Updated on December 30, 2016

What's in a name anyways?

I remember when I asked my mom why she gave me the name of Iris.  She started to tell me all about the irises.  They were so unique and colorful.  It was as if my mom knew who I was already before I even was WHO I was.
I remember when I asked my mom why she gave me the name of Iris. She started to tell me all about the irises. They were so unique and colorful. It was as if my mom knew who I was already before I even was WHO I was. | Source

Iris

Out of the ground

For three weeks she comes,

Her petals are filled

With purple, yellow, and blue.


While forest green leaves

Keep her fragile stem

Firmly balanced,

It is only this time

That she blooms.


You see, Iris is priceless

And one-of-a-kind.

But, alas, she is very unhappy.

She feels as if the world

Will only appreciate her beauty in the spring,

When everyone else is rejoicing.


The truth is, however,

Iris is not letting her true colors show.

For she only wants

To please everyone else.


Her beauty and colors

That she possesses on the inside

Are far more appealing

To the heart.


Why Iris dies

During the winter, fall, and summer,

No one will ever know.


Maybe she wants to cry in private

Or mourn for her death alone.

But maybe, just maybe,

She is just saving up the energy

For the spring to follow.

What's Really Underneath It All

I'm sure many of you can relate to my "Iris" poem. Perhaps you've had moments in your life when you wish people would look at you differently...see that there is more to you than what they perceive is there. However, life is ironic I will tell you: when I was little, I was that dorky girl with glasses that all the boys only wanted to be "friends" with, but now, well, let's just say things have changed. Perhaps life is a lot like a garden: if left unattended, it will become overgrown and wild. But, if the right gardener comes along and sees to that garden, your eyes will gaze upon the most amazing sights that nature has ever created. But never forget that amazing sight you see was created from a simple seed and lots of dirt!

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