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I Planted a Lily

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I Planted a Lily

I planted a lily
A long time ago,
And was given the chance
To watch the plant grow.

I'm sorry to say,
That chance I refused.
A delicate flower
Should not be abused.

It needs to be nurtured 
With plenty of sun.
Not shoved in the darkness
Where damage is done.

I planted a lily.
I hope you can see.
That without my presence
A flower's set free. 

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  1. Date: 12/4/2008 7:56:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/29/2008 9:16:00 PM
    Clifford - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 5:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 7:39:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/29/2008 4:34:00 PM
    Congrats on being featured this week!!! I love the way you expressed your sadness towards the Lily, for you showed how caring you are towards everything, even the small things...tc..Sara...

  1. Date: 8/29/2008 11:08:00 AM
    I love this great write what insight you have Congratulations on your featured poem of the week! Laura :)

  1. Date: 8/26/2008 8:38:00 AM
    I like the flow of this read very much and I see more than just a lily here as I see this as a metaphor for parenting, or the refusal too as you alluded to. Very well written and congratulations on the feature. Michael

  1. Date: 8/25/2008 1:42:00 PM
    Congratulations Clifford on your featured write of the week. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/25/2008 1:07:00 PM
    Interesting reflection. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Best wishes with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 8/25/2008 7:46:00 AM
    Congratulations Clifford on "I Planted a Lily" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 8/24/2008 8:04:00 PM
    Very interesting poem - enjoyed the read - congrats on being featured