'Have You Seen The Flowers?'

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Submitted: November 10, 2016

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Submitted: November 10, 2016



My Grandma had a saying, one she dusted

off and used whenever the conversation led


to a topic she didn't want to hear any more about.

"Have you seen the flowers?" leaving you with no doubt


that particular direction of conversation was over and done,

about that topic, any more talking, there would be none.


It was a direct shot across your bow,

'cease and desist,' and right now!


It was her polite way of saying, 'Shut your hole!'

It was a gentle way for her to gain control


and guide the conversation to safer waters, where

she felt more comfortable, a topic that she could bear.


I wish more people used that phrase instead of it

degenerating into name-calling, 'You stupid dumb shit!'


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