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I once heard a saying:
"When we were younger,
We used to think dandelions were flowers.
It is not until we grew up that we begun calling them weeds.
Dandelions never changed.
Our standards did."

Well, I have grown.
I have become wiser,
And stronger.
I can reach the top shelf by myself
I still think dandelions are flowers.

On summer days,
I walk about bare foot,
Just like when I was young.
I would pick wild flowers.
Among them were dandelions.
I would offer them to my mother.

“Those are weeds.” She would tell me.
I would shake my head stubbornly.
“No,” I would say
They are flowers, and they are beautiful.”
Then she would shake her head,
Forgetting that she too once called them,

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fiNd_THe_fLaMEThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 25, 2012 at 11:41 am
that was truely beautiful, and i still call dandilions flowers as well! ps. please read rate and comment on my work if you get the chance, id appreciate it!
AprilNeon said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 10:16 pm
Love this, T. Great job. 
JeanGrey replied...
Aug. 12, 2010 at 4:14 pm
Thanks :)     
shes_a_tee_ex_babeh_899 said...
May 31, 2010 at 11:40 am
omggg that poem was amazingly beautiful!! i loved itt!!!!!!
JeanGrey replied...
May 31, 2010 at 10:12 pm
Thank you!!! :)
Kiersten said...
May 24, 2010 at 1:05 am
i once tried writing a poem on how standards changed as we got older, and i couldn't come up with something that sounded perfect... i love that you were able too, and that i was able to read it...  Fantastic job!!
JeanGrey replied...
May 24, 2010 at 1:15 am
Thanks, and sometimes people are better at expressing certain things better than others, so I am sure you have some other grand issue at heart to write about that I can't :)
Caleb_Myers said...
May 24, 2010 at 12:56 am

This is great! I love it. Good job!


5 Stars!

JeanGrey replied...
May 24, 2010 at 1:00 am
Thanks!!! :)
possiblylindsey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 23, 2010 at 4:18 pm
i love this! i totally do the same thing: check out my picture "make a wish" - its got the same wish-upon-a-dandelion theme goin on. i muuchh love this poem!
JeanGrey replied...
May 24, 2010 at 12:25 am
Thank you! and I will :)
AprilBlue said...
May 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Wow, this is really good :) Wish I could write like this


haha :)

JeanGrey replied...
May 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm
Thanks :) and I bet you can...just grab a pencil and a lollipop and have at it! hahaha
Keasbey said...
May 20, 2010 at 11:21 pm
That is freaking amazing..Really(:
NerdInLove replied...
May 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm
Thank you!! :)
TaKeN_FoR_LiFe_42410 said...
May 18, 2010 at 10:57 am
omg that is so true i still call them flowers too! and sometimes i take them and put'em in my room lolzz
JeanGrey replied...
May 18, 2010 at 11:05 am
Thanks, Krissy ;)
flyweel said...
May 18, 2010 at 10:54 am
Coolio! I think this poem perfectly demonstrates what happens to people as they grow up, the reason friendships are broken, relationships changed. Amazing job, Jean!
JeanGrey replied...
May 18, 2010 at 10:57 am
Thank you!!! :)
_stillfalling_101 replied...
Jun. 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm
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