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I am a dandelion

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I am a dandelion

I am a dandelion

I'm not the dandelions that are lighting up with a bright spiky head with the thousands in a large meadow

I am the dandelion that worked myself up through the asphalt

I am a dandelion, a dandelion that is not straight in the stem as the other dandelion, precisely because of my tough upbringing, through harsh terms

I am the dandelion being stepped on or torn away, but choose to grow up again on the same place, you must take me up with the roots to get rid of me

I am a dandelion that stand up again, hoping that someone enjoy my yellow spiky head, smiling at you

I am a dandelion with a hope that when I'm old and gray, that my seeds will be spread by the wind, that they will be strong anyway, wherever the roots will grow, that they will stand there with their bright spiky heads and smile at you.

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  1. Date: 9/8/2012 3:44:00 PM
    I like dandelions in the field,,,, I know they mess up the look of a lawn,,,,,,I love wild flowers,,,,and your cute poem too ;}

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 2:50:00 AM
    A dandy poem... and I'm not lyin'... Terry (& thanks for your kind comments)

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 11:11:00 PM
    awesome composition...enjoyed reading..thanks for sharing and thanks for dropping by (^_^) **Maria**

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 10:41:00 PM
    Lovely work, Laila. From your poetry it's clear you're indeed a tough cookie. Well done. :)

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 2:28:00 AM
    HI Laila! Wonderful write that exudes perseverance and strength of character. Dandelions are indeed beautiful! I hope all is well with you! Hugs to you!

  1. Date: 8/16/2012 3:07:00 PM
    she's back. this piece was deep i understood where you were comming from. and i understand your pride. i feel the same way. i was'nt pampered and i am not a rose. but just strong enough to grow through the asphalt. welcome back.

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde
    Date: 8/25/2012 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you for stopping by, john! oxoxo hugs Laila
  1. Date: 8/16/2012 10:20:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry Laila. It was a pleasure to read and I hope to be back soon to read more. Love, Carol

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde
    Date: 8/25/2012 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you ffor your comment, Carol! oxoxo hugs Laila
  1. Date: 8/15/2012 10:51:00 PM
    Hello, Laila... I'm going to blow you into the air...lol..Kidding... I love dandelion...but, yes i like to get them and blow them into the air... You flow just perfect... i like that spiky head all cheery and smiling.....truly enjoyed...:-) Thank you for sharing * Goodnight~ PD

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde
    Date: 8/16/2012 3:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello, PD.. I also like to blow on dandelions ... lol .. Thanks for the nice words and for taking the time to read my poems dandelion appreciate it... xoxo - Laila
  1. Date: 8/15/2012 7:33:00 PM
    Reminds me of the song "There is a Rose in Spanish Harlem". Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde
    Date: 8/16/2012 3:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Maybe, I have not heard that song ...Laila
  1. Date: 8/15/2012 7:11:00 PM
    I love the strength this poem exudes....nice write Laila...thanks for stopping by...luv....Joseph

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde
    Date: 8/16/2012 3:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks for stopping by Joseph, and for the nice words!! xoxo - Laila
  1. Date: 8/15/2012 4:15:00 PM
    Great imagination you have used to write this one..I like the metaphoric nature that you used..Thanks for stopping by..Your presence at my work is always uplifting..Sara

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde
    Date: 8/16/2012 3:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for taking the time to read my poem 2, Sara! I appreciate it. Hugs - Laila
  1. Date: 8/15/2012 4:02:00 PM
    enjoyed Laila, Yes as Joann comments, this is a very profound poem, also i love the unique style of the theme and how you have blended the human element.

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde
    Date: 8/16/2012 3:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the nice words and for taking the time to read my poems dandelion harry. Hugs - Laila
  1. Date: 8/15/2012 3:15:00 PM
    very strong portrait of survival. Enjoyed reading your poem.

    Mjelde Avatar Laila Andresen Mjelde
    Date: 8/16/2012 3:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for taking the time to read my poem! xoxo- Laila