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I remember,
When I was just a little kid
In spring,
I would pick dandelions.
My mom told me not to pick them
Because they were weeds.

"But mom," I would argue,
"Dandelions are flowers,
Not weeds!"

I remember
Not being able to comprehend
How something so pretty
Could be a bad thing.
Besides,
They weren't hurting anyone.

Now, I wonder-
Who is more at fault?
Me,
For judging by looks
Or my mom,
For judging by labels.

But one thing I am sure of;
Neither of us
Gave dandelions
A fair chance.
Submitting this to the contest thing ^_^


(True story, about the dandelions. I think it makes a neat metaphor.)
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Laeneris Jan 9, 2013  Student Writer
My mom always said that they weren't weeds, but special flowers. :) I agree with you, it does make a really neat metaphor. Congratulations on your DLD! :clap:
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Doodelay Jan 9, 2013  Student Writer
Unbelievable message!

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xlntwtch Jan 8, 2013   Writer
Congratulations on the DLD. I also think this "makes a neat metaphor." It says a lot in a few words. :+fav: Thank you.
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Aww... I definitely had that moment as a child, too. Not with my mom. With someone else at some point, some random adult in my life who I don't even remember anymore. A teacher? Someone else's parent? I dunno. But I liked to pick them and blow the seeds off of them and make a wish. I still do. If there are random dandelions on campus, I'll pick them if nobody's around. :giggle:
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SilverInkblot Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hello :) Just a note to let you know that I've featured this piece in my journal: [link] :D
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:iconrainedrops18:
Sweet, I love dandelions =)
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Karma4theSoul May 10, 2010
I like the way you put that, I never would've thought so deep about picking dandelions.
It's nice, how you take something so innocent and give it a new meaning.

You've earned a cookie. :cookie:
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:iconmyprettypictures:
Thanks for the cookie! and the compliment on my poem, too.
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Karma4theSoul May 10, 2010
:meow: No problem.
You're really good at what you do, keep it up!! :clap:
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