In The Garden

I picked a flower in the garden
It was surely the best of them all
Then momma said don’t pick my flowers
Kill one and the others will fall

I said I ain’t killing no flowers
Just picking to give to you
Momma said that’s real sweet
But the other flowers, well they’ll get blue

I said momma I’ll be gone
Off to play with the boys in the street
She said go on now, I don’t mind
Just watch for cars, and be quick on your feet

The next day, well it felt like fire
And oh how hot the sun
When momma called us in
We got lemonade, then we were off in a run

That night sure was a beauty
The stars oh they were so great
Momma brought me a blanket
Said be home by midnight, and don’t be late

It was real cold in the winter
My face blue, not the usual red
Momma bundled me up in her arms
Said I’m sorry, your father is dead

Oh, how I cried so much
Tears streaming from my eyes
Why is it always the best people
Why is it those people, that have to die

Momma said it’s ok
Momma said his spirit now is light
She said when your pickin’ a flower
You pick the most beautiful, right?






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TheTellerOfFutures said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:10 pm
I bet it's really good
 
J.Timothy said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:09 pm
I mean I do, but most of my work isn't very good
 
J.Timothy said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:09 pm
I don't write that much
 
TheTellerOfFutures said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:09 pm
You really should
 
TheTellerOfFutures said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:08 pm
I don't see that you've posted any
 
TheTellerOfFutures said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:08 pm
Once again I'm so glad for the support
 
TheTellerOfFutures said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:07 pm
Thanks again for the support
 
J.Timothy said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:07 pm
That's Maya Angela
 
J.Timothy said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:07 pm
"It slides through your brain and goes straight to your heart"
 
J.Timothy said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:06 pm
I mean this is just awesome!
 
J.Timothy said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:06 pm
You truly have a talent!
 
J.Timothy said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:05 pm
YES!!!!!!!!
 
TheTellerOfFutures said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm
Ill post one rn
 
TheTellerOfFutures said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm
Thank you so much!
 
J.Timothy said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:03 pm
I'd love to see some others!
 
J.Timothy said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:03 pm
I mean this is really incredible!
 
J.Timothy said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:02 pm
Yeah, you for sure should.
 
J.Timothy said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:02 pm
I say you should.
 
TheTellerOfFutures said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm
I'm considering it.It's just that most of my other poems aren't exactly similar to this one.
 
J.Timothy said...
Feb. 6, 2016 at 4:57 pm
Oh ok, are you considering posting any others?
 
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