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The Pick-a-Dilly Lily NR

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The Pick-a-Dilly Lily NR

The once was a Pick-a-Dilly Lily,
well, she was all green, don't you see?
Though her friends ran about willy-nilly,
she sat on the ground 'neath a tree.

Dumpty-Down rolled on by shilly-shally,
never stopping to spark, or play,
even acorns would not dilly-dally,
it seems they had nothing to say.

Lily's head bowed in sadness, she whimpered,
"Am I  jealous, that could not be!"
Then an ant walking by said "It's simpler!" 
if you could get up, then you'd see.

Fair Lily prayed all the day long, "Oh, please." 
she wanted to run, to move 'round!
She prayed to the birds, she prayed to the bees,
she prayed to the thunders loud sound.

The next morn Lily spied Roly-Poly,
a fat man who said, "come with me,"
Now, she sit in a vase holy-moley, 
not under that fine acorn tree.

The moral right here is really quite clear,
green with envy, you should not be, 
be happy where God plants you, my dear,
and enjoy the shade of oak tree.


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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Congratulations and have a nice holiday this Easter! RAY

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 10:03:00 AM
    Tree-mendous write... LOL. I truly loved it. Congratulations on the win!

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 4:47:00 AM
    Nice piece,Debbie...Congrats on your win in this contest...Light and Love....

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 8:05:00 PM
    Debbie, congratulations with your wonderful win in Debra's "Nursery Rhyme" contest. Love the message in the poem. Take care and enjoy the up coming Easter Holiday. Always*LINDA

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 6:25:00 PM
    A great lesson well told. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 5:35:00 PM
    Great winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:15:00 PM
    this one is very clever, like a fable of sorts!! Congrats. I was happy to see this one on the list!

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 12:53:00 PM
    Reads like something out of Aesop's Fables Deb!...Love all the clever 'ly' ending names with rhymes to match...Last 2 lines of verse #4 have perfect rhythm and flow...Congrats and have a blessed Easter week-end - Tim

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 12:35:00 PM
    Hi and congratulations on your win Debbie, lovely piece xx

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 12:22:00 PM
    Beautiful flower and wonderful moral !! Excellent poem all around !! Congratulations on your win and thank you for entering my contest....sure thought I marked this with a one...hmmmm checking it out !!

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 1:33:00 PM
    very cool write nice pictures to place in the mind inspirational to the imaginations.

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 9:10:00 AM
    Who cannot smile while reading this........(to my grandkids....soon!!) !!!

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 12:16:00 PM
    Great message Debbie. And beautiful choice of rhyming words, makes an interesting read this.

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 10:35:00 AM
    Good moral. I like all the clever wording. It is nice to see poets who create rather than copy.

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 1:31:00 AM
    This is really good, well done...Seren

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 8:28:00 PM
    Cute Debbie ...good luck...Donna

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Debbie a very clever write on green envy. I love the Pick-a-Dilly Lilly, Willy-nilky, Dumpty-down, etc. it gives it a light airy feeling and a fun read. If this is for the green contest, I believe it will place as a win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 5:38:00 PM
    well i needed to read this Debbie, and what a joy it is, i cannot get into "see about this poem" dont know why.. but from where i am,, this has shades of alice in wonderland..