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The Tree and the Flower

One day there was a tree and a flower that sat close to each other on a large prairie. The sun was shining bright and the air was crisp with the warm summer breeze. The grass flowed freely and bent with the wind.  The  flower  sitting  there  with  its  green  leaves  and  brightly coloured  flower  blazing  its  scent  and  colour  across  the  prairie  for anyone to see and smell.


The  tree  stood  wide  and  tall  with  its  branches  flowing  out;  its branches  floating  free  on  the  gentle  breezes  of  the  wind.  The branches  were  full  of  bright  green  leaves  that  glistened  in  the  sun. The tree was majestic but very much humble to what its become.


One day the flower had many visitors to its pedals which made it glad. The flower was proud that it was noticed and liked among the insects that visited it. The flower boldly spoke and said with such fact, "I am well noticed for I can spew my scent out to those that want to smell and follow it. I am feeling good about myself for I have brought these things to me and they have pollinated my flower."


The tree looking down in a rather disappointed sort of way spoke his words quietly and softly, "Your flower is bright this I must truly say, but your words are too strong for you notice little of why they have come to this land. They come not for the brightness of your flower or scent but  for  the  food  that  is  all  around  you  in  this  wide  open  land.  Your words are arrogant considering how small you really are. They come to me as well to feed on these flowers that I bear. They feast in the powder  that  collects  within  all  flowers.  No  matter  who  they  are  or where they stand."


The  flower  shot  back,  "but  you  just  don't  get  it  do  you?  I  am  very bright  and  I  am  for  a  reason.  I  am  better  than  you  and  this  I  can prove. I am well known throughout these parts that spread so far and so wide. The truth that I speak will stand long before my eyes."


The  tree  just  sat  there  in  nothing  but  amazement,  for  the  flower refused  to  see  what  was  truly  being  said.  The  flower  sat  there  so smug  in  its  glory  and  gleam.  It  was  proud  that  it  had  proven  that  a flower  is  much  greater  than  a  tree.  It  refused  to  see  that  tree  was covering  its  head  from  the  storms  that  came  by.  Covering  its  head from the rains that devoured all else in its way.


The tree just stood there doing just what it does best. Sheltering all, that needs its protection. Giving life to those that know where to look and using its branches to support all life there.


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Later that day a four-legged came along. It smelled the rich scent of that wonderful flower. Its rather strong scent was sweet to its nose. It wanted to find where this scent flowed from. And see where it grows.


It  came  on  the  flower  and  there  it  sat  in  its  glory.  Sitting  there  so it  did  before.  It brightly and smelling its own glory.


The  four-legged  smelled  that  flower  like no other seemed there was nothing like it that met its grand smell. The four- legged was so impressed it just couldn't wait. It opened its mouth and ate that flower head. The tree sat there in horror at what it just saw. That poor flower had lost its lovely smell and its bright grandeur.


The moral of this story is nothing to seek. When you open your mouth,  you  better  be  prepared.  For  what  you  seek  may  not be what  you  want.  The  power  of  words  flow  strong  and  flow  true. The power of words may one day come back to eat you.

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