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Dandelion Dreams

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Dandelion Dreams

There are those who will claim
your hopes are but dandelion dreams;
incessant and overbearing.
Nonetheless they like to play the part
of something beautiful for your eyes to feast.
I've heard some folk say,
"Out of all the weeds in Spring
I care for you the least, for you cannot decide
what role you're in, and this conflict I find
is the greatest sin".

There at those that will wish
to cut you down, saying,
"I don't want no more dandelions, please.
They make this perfect lawn look unkempt,
no, these dandelions I will not accept!"

But I see them differently.
I have lots to say so bear with me.
These yellow and green gems;
yes, indeed, these outcasts of Spring
instill within us our inner passion,
to find beauty in everything.
When we start our mowers
on the verge of a sultry June,
what are we really doing,
but saying farewell to a dream all too soon?
Why fling meaningless droplets
onto a raging fire,
when this lovely world of wonder
your eyes could admire?

There are those who will claim
your hopes are but dandelion dreams;
incessant and overbearing.
Nonetheless I bid you, my friend, take heart!
And let us build up this world again, part for part!
Remember the days when a dandelion
was the most precious gift for any loving mother's eyes.
Remember the days when technicalites
mattered little - that those plants weren't just weeds in disguise,
but a lovely moment in time
when you saw so something so small and so petty
and gave it your own unique light.

With this mindset I truly believe
there is hope for better days.
You just have to open your eyes to see...

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  1. Date: 5/14/2013 9:22:00 AM
    I LOVED this. Definitely a favorite poem from yours! I remember so many times when I was little I'd take those flowers (The flowers my parents called "weeds") and try to take them in the house. I'd be devastated when my brother would kill them to just spite me. I always thought they were so pretty, and even though it was dumb I'd blow and make a wish anyway. (Until I watched Horton Hears a Who that is and realized people may live there! Lol!) Great job, I enjoyed it.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/14/2013 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey that means a lot... especially the fact you favorited it... makes me smile :) To this day I still think of them as flowers...
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Timothy...I so love your outlook on life...and yellow weeds...which I also call wild flowers....thanks...

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 6/8/2013 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well well...I did read it and liked it..just didn't remember the title....:-) sorry...didn't mean to use the same title...
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/5/2013 11:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And I so love reading your sweet and encouraging comments, Donna. Take care! :)
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 1:08:00 PM
    Good one, I remember picking a bouquet of dandelions for my mom, very sicky on the hands.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/5/2013 11:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think the majority of us have picked dandelions, as a kid, thinking they were the most beautiful flower. I remember it took me ages to finally realize they WEREN'T a flower.
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 9:07:00 AM
    I see this going in several directions Tim, lets just say I like dandelions, and if you ever want to know the time you can always ask one of them lol erm . Nicely written. Take care, Richard

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/5/2013 11:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Has someone been talking to the dandelions recently? (you know they have a pill for that now, right)... LOL! Appreciate your visits as always!
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 6:16:00 AM
    Timmy; this is very beautiful , the way you put it. I have a lot of dandelions in my yard and I do hope for better days. T.F.S.... Lucilla

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/5/2013 11:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I don't know what compelled me to write about dandelions. I was walking around outside, and noticed how dandelion-ridden my yard was and the idea just came to me. Thanks for being a fan, Lucilla!