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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i love this !

on Nov. 28 2017 at 5:25 pm
TK_Writes BRONZE, Ballston Lake, New York
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"Being optimistic is filing in a cross word puzzle with a pen" -Anonymous

Love your rhyme scheme, very talented

on Nov. 14 2017 at 12:44 pm
Breezette DIAMOND, Uniontown, Arkansas
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Every Time I even think of you, all those bad memories just fade away, 'cause your smile's enough, you're enough...

Omg, I love this poem soooooo much!!!!

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:26 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:21 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

Really quite incredible

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:19 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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GREATNESSSSSSS

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:18 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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How come you aren't responding

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:18 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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Wowza!!!!!

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:18 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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For real tho

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:17 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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Gets better each time

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:17 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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I just read it again

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:17 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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Young patawon

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:16 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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Use your gift for good

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:16 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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Gifts can be used for good or for evil

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:15 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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You have a gift

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:15 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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I mean truly incredible

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:14 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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Greatness has been achieved

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:13 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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One of the greatest poems on Teen Ink I'd bet

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:12 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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But this, this is truly a poem

J.Timothy said...
on Feb. 6 2016 at 5:12 pm
J.Timothy, Chicago, Illinois
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It was a short story


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