Supporting Cast Members

Nothing says beauty like a flower.

Flowers take center stage with all their glorious colors.

Receiving numerous curtain calls with effortless adulation.

Descriptive reviews that splash in between magazine covers.

Yet, never a mention of their supporting cast.

Green leaves and stems may seem dull and boring to some.

But how do flowers gracefully stand up in a vase?

Without the supporting cast they would be drowning.

Van Gough’s “Sunflowers,” would be flat on the table.

Leaves and stems are beautiful in their own right.

Their shapes and textures become enhanced after the kiss of rain.

The many shades of green are certainly no understudy to the flower.

For the stems and leaves play a pivotal role in supporting every bloom.

So bravo to green stems and green leaves!!

You have certainly earned your place on, ” The Great White Way.”

Holly Leaves
Sunflower Leaves
Butterfly Bush Leaves
Rose Leaves
Greenish Mint Leaves
Geranium Leaves
Spirea Leaves
Greenish Walnuts Sheltered by Leaves
Thornless Blackberry Leaves
Greenish Morning Glory Leaves


  1. Sadje says:

    You’re so right Mary. Without the supporting cast of the green foliage, the flowers would look incomplete

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    1. Thank you. This one took my longer to think about the direction of the poem. I thought about Broadway all day long today and that is how I came with it.

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      1. Sadje says:

        A unique idea Mary.

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  2. SueW says:

    Lovely poem and to accompany those lush green images. thank you very much, Mary Anne 🙂

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    1. You are welcome. We finally had rain for the past three day. Everything is much greener and more alive. I am glad you enjoyed the poem and photos


  3. KK says:

    Beautiful poem and images are simply awesome 👌👌


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