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What's in a Flower: A Poem

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Jody is an artist and writer who loves to look at life through different perspectives.

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What's in a Flower

What's in a flower?

There are so many things.

The joy of childhood playing in a field of wildflowers.

Memories of laughter as we drew on the sidewalk with dandelions.

Tears and sorrow expressed at a funeral.

The wonder in a child's eyes as the seed they planted grows and finally blooms.

The thundering heartbeat and fluttering stomach of a first date.

The mystery and magic of petals swirling in the wind.

Heartbreak at the loss of a loved one.

Fear of the pain of a bee's sting.

Wonder at the beauty of nature.

What's in a flower?

All that is life can be found in a flower.

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What type of flower person are you?

For each question, choose the best answer for you.

  1. What's your first reaction when you see roses?
    • Wow! That's so beautiful!
    • I want to cry.
    • Ugh, roses again?
    • Fairies would love that!
  2. Who do you think of when you see a bouquet of flowers?
    • My ex. The jerk.
    • My beloved!
    • My favorite character.
    • My deceased friends and family.
  3. What do you think when you see flower petals raining down and swirling in the wind?
    • What a mess.
    • How beautiful! It makes me want to fall in love.
    • Amazing! It looks like fairies are playing.
    • It reminds me of a fairytale.
  4. What's your favorite kind of flower?
    • Roses
    • Wildflowers
    • Lilies
    • Cacti

Scoring

For each answer you selected, add up the indicated number of points for each of the possible results. Your final result is the possibility with the greatest number of points at the end.

  1. What's your first reaction when you see roses?
    • Wow! That's so beautiful!
      • Cynic: 0
      • Romantic: +4
      • Joyous: +5
      • Emotional: +3
    • I want to cry.
      • Cynic: +3
      • Romantic: +3
      • Joyous: 0
      • Emotional: +5
    • Ugh, roses again?
      • Cynic: +5
      • Romantic: 0
      • Joyous: 0
      • Emotional: +1
    • Fairies would love that!
      • Cynic: 0
      • Romantic: +4
      • Joyous: +5
      • Emotional: +3
  2. Who do you think of when you see a bouquet of flowers?
    • My ex. The jerk.
      • Cynic: +5
      • Romantic: +1
      • Joyous: 0
      • Emotional: +3
    • My beloved!
      • Cynic: 0
      • Romantic: +5
      • Joyous: +3
      • Emotional: +4
    • My favorite character.
      • Cynic: +1
      • Romantic: +4
      • Joyous: +5
      • Emotional: +3
    • My deceased friends and family.
      • Cynic: +2
      • Romantic: 0
      • Joyous: +3
      • Emotional: +5
  3. What do you think when you see flower petals raining down and swirling in the wind?
    • What a mess.
      • Cynic: +5
      • Romantic: 0
      • Joyous: 0
      • Emotional: 0
    • How beautiful! It makes me want to fall in love.
      • Cynic: 0
      • Romantic: +5
      • Joyous: +4
      • Emotional: +4
    • Amazing! It looks like fairies are playing.
      • Cynic: +1
      • Romantic: +3
      • Joyous: +5
      • Emotional: +4
    • It reminds me of a fairytale.
      • Cynic: +2
      • Romantic: +3
      • Joyous: +4
      • Emotional: +5
  4. What's your favorite kind of flower?
    • Roses
      • Cynic: +1
      • Romantic: +5
      • Joyous: +2
      • Emotional: +4
    • Wildflowers
      • Cynic: +2
      • Romantic: +3
      • Joyous: +5
      • Emotional: +4
    • Lilies
      • Cynic: +2
      • Romantic: +3
      • Joyous: +4
      • Emotional: +5
    • Cacti
      • Cynic: +5
      • Romantic: +1
      • Joyous: +4
      • Emotional: +3

This table shows the meaning of each possible result:

Cynic

You see flowers as tools people use to get something they want rather than an expression of emotion. Try looking at flowers with a different perspective by remembering events in your life and random thoughts that come to you when you're around various types of flowers.

Romantic

You associate flowers with love and romance more than anything else. You want to experience the feeling that come with showers of flowers around you and your loved one. Even if you hide it, you have a gentle heart that flutters with love and passion. Try to remember though, that while not everyone shares your perspective on flowers, it doesn't mean they don't share your emotions.

Joyous

You feel joy and wonder at the amazing creations of the natural world. You experience a childlike wonder at random times as your imagination carries you away when certain flowers, or scenes, catch your attention. You like to share the wonder and beauty you see with those around you.

Emotional

You fully feel all the emotions that can be conveyed with flowers. They can bring you to tears with both joy and sorrow. You can feel your heart race with both wonder and passion depending on the flower and situation. Don't be afraid to express those emotions. Those emotions allow you to perceive a broader spectrum of life and have a deeper life experience.

© 2019 Jody Cope