Dandelions

April 28, 2010
By JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde


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
But
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
Forgetting that she too once called them,
Flowers.


The author's comments:
It's true. I still do call them flowers.

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on Mar. 25 2012 at 11:41 am
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

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!

JeanGrey GOLD said...
on Aug. 12 2010 at 4:14 pm
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

Thanks :)     

on Jul. 27 2010 at 10:16 pm
SarClark BRONZE, NC, Connecticut
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Love this, T. Great job. 

JeanGrey GOLD said...
on Jun. 18 2010 at 4:18 pm
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
10 articles 0 photos 258 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

Thanks!!!!!

on Jun. 5 2010 at 4:37 pm
NeverFallTooHard PLATINUM, Hartford, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.~ Rumi
Realisim, in painting, is what one wants to see, not what they really see. ~ Janet Fish

TIA LOVES IT! 5 STARS!!

JeanGrey GOLD said...
on May. 31 2010 at 10:12 pm
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

Thank you!!! :)

on May. 31 2010 at 11:40 am
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

omggg that poem was amazingly beautiful!! i loved itt!!!!!!

JeanGrey GOLD said...
on May. 24 2010 at 1:15 am
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
10 articles 0 photos 258 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

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 :)

RiaRen SILVER said...
on May. 24 2010 at 1:05 am
RiaRen SILVER, New Bothwell, Other
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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 GOLD said...
on May. 24 2010 at 1:00 am
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
10 articles 0 photos 258 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

Thanks!!! :)

Caleb_Myers said...
on May. 24 2010 at 12:56 am

This is great! I love it. Good job!

 

5 Stars!


JeanGrey GOLD said...
on May. 24 2010 at 12:25 am
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
10 articles 0 photos 258 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

Thank you! and I will :)

on May. 23 2010 at 4:18 pm
possiblylindsey GOLD, Keller, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"see? if i liked chris drew, id end up like randy. 5 foot 1 and vegetarian. vegetarians arent men." -camden
"what are you grinnin' at?" - mr. martinez
"you just cant recreate stupid." - jacob

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 GOLD said...
on May. 23 2010 at 1:38 pm
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

Thanks :) and I bet you can...just grab a pencil and a lollipop and have at it! hahaha

on May. 23 2010 at 12:09 pm
SarClark BRONZE, NC, Connecticut
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Wow, this is really good :) Wish I could write like this

*Pouts*

haha :)


JeanGrey GOLD said...
on May. 21 2010 at 4:14 pm
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

Thank you!! :)

Keasbey GOLD said...
on May. 20 2010 at 11:21 pm
Keasbey GOLD, La Habra Heights, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I will no longer pray on my knees, to a god who's left me so many times. I will no longer pray on my knees, to a god who won't answer my call."

That is freaking amazing..Really(:

JeanGrey GOLD said...
on May. 18 2010 at 11:05 am
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
10 articles 0 photos 258 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

Thanks, Krissy ;)

on 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 GOLD said...
on May. 18 2010 at 10:57 am
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

Thank you!!! :)


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