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Roses

By: Harley D.
Michigan, Age 13

Roses

Long ago in the land of beauty, six goddesses—the goddess of romance, the goddess of elegance, the goddess of warmth, the goddess of purity, the goddess of desire and the goddess of enchantment were at a meeting and the goddess of romance said, ’’I would like to speak to mother nature about making a flower of romance. I would like it to be called a rose, and to be red, which is the color of love.’’
“Well I think it should be pink, for elegance.”
“I think it should be yellow, for warmth.” The goddesses argued, and argued. Then, Mother Nature walked in.
“I happened to over hear your argument, and I thought I would try to help you. So it seems you are having trouble deciding on what color to have the flower you want me to make. So why not have one of each?’’
“Well, there are six of us we didn’t think you would want to make six new flowers,” the goddess of purity exclaimed in a helpful manner.
“I’m Mother Nature, why wouldn’t I?” So they agreed to have six different colors: red for romance, pink for elegance, yellow for warmth, white for purity, orange for desire, and lavender for enchantment. So, whenever you see these beautiful flowers, roses, remember their meanings.