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Flowers Bloom in Winter

By Alayna Jones

My lotus grows from concrete

As the snow on the ground thickens

It faces adversity,

It defeats time

In the month of January.

Though, at times

When there is nobody to water me

And nobody to bring me sunshine

my petals start to fall

my leaves start to die

and my color starts to fade

My lotus still blooms in the wintertime

I see the other flowers are dying

They died before the snow hit the ground

My leaves touch them, giving them life

giving them strength,

giving them beauty

As my flower slowly dies in spring

So they can bloom in the wintertime.

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