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The Dandelion and my Wife Strike Again

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The Dandelion and my Wife Strike Again


I pondered the dandelion and its dazzling deed.
Some folks think this fluffy flower is a worthless weed.

But deep down inside its transparent fluff,
a thousand tassels hide in a sphere of spiracle stuff.

Embryonic umbrellas cuddle in cocoons,
until April’s sunshine tells us a miracle is coming soon.

Mystified and wondering, I was shaken from my dream,
and abruptly stopped my pondering when I heard a scream,

As my wife descended like an Afghan bomb!
“Go out and mow the weeds,” she said, “which last year you called lawn!”

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  1. Date: 2/22/2011 5:51:00 AM
    hehehehe..nice write=))

  1. Date: 2/7/2011 8:33:00 PM
    Excellent set of couplets. I especially liked the last one. I enjoyed reading this presentation.

  1. Date: 2/3/2011 12:24:00 PM
    Very nice poem...Jimmy

  1. Date: 2/3/2011 11:36:00 AM
    And now you know why we wives and gardeners call it a weed. Very funny. Thank you for your kind comments.. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/3/2011 9:35:00 AM
    LOL Dandelions take a bad rap, James. This is so cute! I'll send you a soup mail explaining how to view the winners' list. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 5:09:00 PM
    Good one..Those little beauties manage to multiply....They say that they were brought over here from England as a food source..Sara

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 4:43:00 PM
    lol....Too funny my friend.....Larry

  1. Date: 2/2/2011 4:43:00 PM
    I can certainly relate to dandelion, Good poem. And I can't resist blowing those little white thistles off.