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Garden Helper

I’m out to plant spring flowers 
with little feet in tow.
His eager hands will churn the soil
as gentle breezes blow.
His tender feet will grace this place
and leave sweet prints behind
to create patterns of delight -
his garden art to find.

As temperamental winter bows
to steadfast warmth of spring...
most cherished of my flowers grown, 
my wild one on the swing!

I'm going to the garden
to chase a little boy,
buzzing like a bumble bee...
an afternoon of joy! 

 


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  1. Date: 4/24/2015 1:56:00 PM

    Soup mail, Rhonda.
  1. Date: 4/23/2015 11:24:00 AM

    This is one of my favorites ever. There was a smile on my face from ear to ear as I read it. This one should be published in at least a hundred anthologies. A Triple Fav! By the way I will be sending and or reading this one to everyone I know!!!!
  1. Date: 4/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Oh Rhonda this is just so sweet!!!!!
  1. Date: 4/21/2015 12:46:00 AM

    Very well written, beautiful and sweet. Bravo, Rhonda. A fave.
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 3:49:00 PM

    This made me nostalgic for when my children were young. But now I have a couple grandbabies so it's all good!
  1. Date: 4/19/2015 10:57:00 AM

    Rhonda, what lovely imagery.. I had to smile at the memories you and your son are creating.. absolutely love this ;) hugs Wilma
  1. Date: 4/19/2015 5:07:00 AM

    love this cute write and chuckled picturing the last stanza : )
  1. Date: 4/18/2015 7:02:00 PM

    A delightful account of your garden outing with your sweet boy. I'm sure he loves trekking through the flowers as much as I did in childhood. Gardening is always something I shared with my mother, so this poem made me smile. Enjoyed very much! Love, Carolyn PS-a friend's new granddaughter Ayla has been in ICU. She could use some prayers now. Thanks, hon.
  1. Date: 4/18/2015 7:12:00 AM

    I love his poem about your little garden helper. Your excellence in writing is clearly evident! It's a save for me and a 7 rating. Kiss and hug your little garden helper for me. Blessings, Darlene

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