Intro: I passed the lovely cherry tree; it was at dawn one day,
And, as I walked, the iris spoke; here’s-what THE-IRIS say:
“Life, it takes some effort, but-if-you-can TRY, all the while,
To-stand UPRIGHT! with petals e-rect – and smile, smile, smile!”
“THE ADVICE OF THE IRIS!” a poem, a.k.a.: “Stand For Something!” Aug. 22, 2019 (Thursday)
SMILE! Just – smile! and, also – STAND UP STRAIGHT!
Get-up (at) 7:00, not 8:00? and, with-that-extra-hour, you-might-feel-great!
Smile like-the Smiling Jaguar, who-guards-the-iris-patch at The Palace Wall!
STAND STRAIGHT (closer-to-Heaven), and people will say: “HOW TALL,
THAT STATELY [ ] looks; I-think-(s)he-looks an-hour younger!”
Smile! and Stand Up Straight! and (also) satisfy YOUR HUNGER,
With some good food and-sunshine and-also rain-and-air,
And-suddenly! Life might seem better! Here – and everywhere!
YOU’LL HAVE (closer-to) “24/7” WORTH-OF-A- “GOOD HAIR DAY,”
And, along with you, I bet your friends – might surely shout: “Hooray!”
AND!! Please-know, since you seem “better” and “taller,”
“They” might ask-you for 10 dollars, ’cause they’ll know you might NOT holler!
Instead, you’ll SMILE, like The Smiling Jaguar, who lives just up the lane,
Who’s so-tall (as-he’s smiling pretty!)
NOW, THE JAGUAR WILL RULE & REIGN!
Outro: As I left my pretty IRIS, they-seemed-to-droop, just a-little!
“But we’re smiling and (trying to) stand(ing) straight!? This is such a riddle,
To determine whatever it is – additionally! that we need!”
I turned back – to my little friend(s), for-the irises were perplexed, indeed!
And I said, “I’ve got an idea,” and I ADDED SOME NICE WATER!
Now, THEIR SMILING & STRAIGHTNESS seems (pause) much-more,
(These are two original acrylic and pastel paintings, beautifully framed!)