Toxic and Beautiful

6 May


Things are not as they seem.
The lovely oleander, brilliant in reds and pinks and whites,
is toxic, as in poison.  And yet in many places, the plant
is  welcomed into the neighborhood, used as a hedge divider
between properties and admired for its beautiful flower.

Things are not as they seem.
It may look good on the outside, but don’t be fooled, there
is poison on the inside.
As a metaphor about life, the oleander is quite
fitting for today.  Don’t be deceived  by Con-men or
deceptive politicians who will offer the moon but
leave you in the dust of broken promises and
wasted time.  Poison is poison no matter how
you spell it.

Discern when making big decisions.
Pray when you feel helpless.
In the case of the colorful oleander, a bit
of social distancing is in order.
Things are not always what they seem.


2 Responses to “Toxic and Beautiful”

  1. gz May 6, 2020 at 5:37 am #

    Like the false prophets.

  2. Barb May 6, 2020 at 10:33 am #

    Great advice and using the metaphor of the oleander bush.

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