In Silence

		Hidden safely in the swamp
		along the Tamiami Trail
		a brightly colored flower grows
		in silence, never seen by man.

		Staunch it is and stolid,
		firmly rooted, deep and solid,
		emerging from a morning rain
		to smile upon the world again.

		Hidden safely in my heart
		along whichever path I take,
		my love for you has taken root
		in silence, growing every day,

		a warmth so strong, it never fades
		into the shadowy Everglades,
		emerging from a mourning pain
		to smile upon the world again.

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