In The Garden

July 6, 2015
By TheTellerOfFutures BRONZE, Long Beach, California
TheTellerOfFutures BRONZE, Long Beach, California
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Favorite Quote:
If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy. – Dorothy Parker


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?


The author's comments:

I was inspired to write this from a short quote I onece saw: "'Mom, why do the best people have to die?' 'When your in a garden which flowers do you pick?' 'The beautiful ones.'" 


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J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:02 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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I say you should.

on Feb. 6 2016 at 4:58 pm
TheTellerOfFutures BRONZE, Long Beach, California
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Favorite Quote:
If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy. – Dorothy Parker

I'm considering it.It's just that most of my other poems aren't exactly similar to this one.

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 4:57 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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Oh ok, are you considering posting any others?

on Feb. 6 2016 at 4:54 pm
TheTellerOfFutures BRONZE, Long Beach, California
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Favorite Quote:
If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy. – Dorothy Parker

I don't on Teen Ink sorry

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 4:51 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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This is really impressive, do you have any other poems?

on Feb. 6 2016 at 4:33 pm
TheTellerOfFutures BRONZE, Long Beach, California
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Favorite Quote:
If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy. – Dorothy Parker

It really means alot

on Feb. 6 2016 at 4:33 pm
TheTellerOfFutures BRONZE, Long Beach, California
1 article 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy. – Dorothy Parker

Thank you everyone for your support

Sarah.N.123 said...
on Jul. 12 2015 at 7:37 pm
I'm crying, that's so sad... Yet so true.

Mikey123 said...
on Jul. 12 2015 at 3:28 pm
Very impressive!

on Jul. 11 2015 at 8:53 pm
I agree with @Nadia.A, really nice job!

Poetboy123 said...
on Jul. 11 2015 at 8:44 pm
This is amazing! I love it!

on Jul. 11 2015 at 8:34 pm
TheTellerOfFutures BRONZE, Long Beach, California
1 article 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy. – Dorothy Parker

Thank you so much, it's great to hear that from a reader! @Nadia.A

on Jul. 11 2015 at 3:03 am
Nadia.A PLATINUM, North Vancouver, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Find what you love and let it kill you." -Charles Bukowski

Definitely one of my favorites on Teen Ink!




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