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April 13, 2013
By Skyset GOLD, Goddard, Kansas
Skyset GOLD, Goddard, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Use what talents you possess. The Woods would be very quiet if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
--Henry Van Dyke


“Rotten weeds,” you say
and carelessly too, your
flippant attitude burning
just as much as the arsonous
words that left your mouth

the dandelions heard your two
word speech and I saw them
wilt a little for it

I wanted to tell them that
we can't all be daffodils,
but by that point your monstrous
feet had already done their damage
all that remained was a crippled stem and crushed petals
what a shame, for that
was all the beauty they
had to offer you

I knelt down to gently explain
that you got hurt
in the most important spot –
and that sometimes hearts
will bend and warp like
melting glass

Years later I told those rotten
weeds that they were sunbursts
in a green sky and they stood
breathtakingly proud for me
they understood my words just
as well as they understood yours.



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on Apr. 19 2014 at 3:25 pm
readerwriterpoet GOLD, Springfield, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt

This is absolutely beautiful... wow.

on Mar. 2 2014 at 6:24 pm
theSunfloweredCrow PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
47 articles 0 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky,
Tongue-tied and twisted
Just an earth-bound misfit, I"
~Pink Floyd

"Now is blessed
The rest
remembered "

~Jim Morrison

you're welcome! :) Im happy you got published. Congrats :)

Skyset GOLD said...
on Mar. 1 2014 at 8:41 pm
Skyset GOLD, Goddard, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Use what talents you possess. The Woods would be very quiet if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
--Henry Van Dyke

Thank you very much!

on Mar. 1 2014 at 3:17 pm
theSunfloweredCrow PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
47 articles 0 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky,
Tongue-tied and twisted
Just an earth-bound misfit, I"
~Pink Floyd

"Now is blessed
The rest
remembered "

~Jim Morrison

This  is great. Great work! Wow I love the images and the words you chose.

Skyset GOLD said...
on Feb. 2 2014 at 2:57 pm
Skyset GOLD, Goddard, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Use what talents you possess. The Woods would be very quiet if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
--Henry Van Dyke

Thank you! I appreciate it!  

on Feb. 1 2014 at 3:53 pm
SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
36 articles 0 photos 160 comments

Favorite Quote:
For you, a thousand times over.

You are amazing. 'Nough said.

Skyset GOLD said...
on Dec. 17 2013 at 10:26 pm
Skyset GOLD, Goddard, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Use what talents you possess. The Woods would be very quiet if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
--Henry Van Dyke

Thank you so much!

Blynn SILVER said...
on Dec. 2 2013 at 9:31 pm
Blynn SILVER, Waco, Texas
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Seriously my favorite poem I have read on her. Great work, I absolutley love it!