Felicia, Happy Black Doll Affair "Black Roses & Butterflies Day!" Thank you for the poetry and all you do for this dolling family! ~ We Love hue!!!
Last Year, Black Doll Felicia Jackson honored her dolling Black Doll sisters in the most b 'huetiful way. She wrote us a poem to remind us of our intrinsic nature...
June is National Rose Month! In honor of Felicia and this annual rosy occasion, I have proclaimed the last day of June as BDA Black Rose Day, the Day of Black Roses & Butterflies!
How to participate in this virtual Affair:
To commemorate the day: Easy as 1,2,3!
1. Join the national BDA family in sending 1 rose or more to women that you adore! Or post a photo of a black rose or a butterfly on your Facebook page. When hue do hashtag it with: #blackrosesandbutterflies
2. Include with the rose Felicia's poem: "The Blackrose & The Butterfly"
3. Be sure to #share & post photos of the moment/occasion Via this site and on your socialnetworking pages. useb hashtags: #bda #blackdolls #blackdollaffir #blackrose
*Note: You can send/deliver any color rose, as according to flower industry professionals, black roses are rare. Duh, we already knew that ;-)
"The Blackrose & The Butterfly", a poem by Black Doll Felicia Jackson
Very nearby, amongst the grass and the trees….hiding very timidly between the wildflowers and the weeds, grows a unique kind of flower …unique and beautiful indeed.
Unfortunately, the flower does not think or suppose that she is as appealing as the other flowers that grow. She only feels this way because she is a Blackrose.
Blackrose sometimes feels sad because the birds, bees and butterflies that fly and flutter in the field’s sky, always pass her by. “I’m not pretty and bright and red like the other Rose; and my petals don’t reflect the starlight through dew drops at night when the moon glows. My petals don’t open wide to greet the dawn and tell it my night’s story; making me nothing like the white, pink and purple Morning Glories. My petals are only black, colorless, ugly and boring!”
Just as the sad Blackrose started to weep, high above her petals, she heard a tiny voice begin to speak. She looked up and saw the most majestic butterfly she had ever seen. A beautiful butterfly floating on wings painted in lavender, powder pink and the softest of greens.
“Why do you cry, oh beautiful Blackrose? Are your thorns too prickly? Are your roots thirsty? Are your leaves too dry or cold?”
“No,” said the Blackrose, “I do not cry because of reasons such as those. I cry because I want to be as pretty as the other flowers or like the Red Rose.”
“Oh my dear Blackrose,” said the Butterfly, “that’s not a very nice thing to say. You should never think or feel that you are not pretty just because you do not look the same way. Your black is beautiful, just as much as the Red Rose. You shouldn’t compare yourself to the likeness of these flowers or those. Being different does not make you ugly or less devine. As a matter of fact, the uniqueness of you is majestic and beauty defined. So don’t fret if the birds, bees or other butterflies flirt and flutter with the other flowers or pass you by. They are not now and never will be worth the tears you cry. Now dry your eyes and smile, for you have a friend in me. But know, you must also make friends with yourself and see the beauty that I see.”
The Blackrose looked down at her reflection in a tear and for the first time ever, she recognized the beauty there. She saw it in her petals, in her thorns and in her smile. Blackrose noticed, it was the same beauty that had been within her and on the outside all the while.
“Thank you sweet butterfly for helping me see that acknowledging my beauty, begins with and inside of me.”
The Blackrose and the Butterfly became the best of friends…and from that day forward, Blackrose never doubted her worth or her beauty …ever again!
Black Doll Felicia Jackson, dedicated this inspiring poem to The Black Doll Affair and its b'huetiful "Black Roses," the Black Dolls. Express how the poem made you feel, how it inspired you and or your gratitude to Felicia by replying to this thread below...