Buddy Bee Anthony


Flower Child In Need - Poem by Buddy Bee Anthony

Organically, forever shy
With tangled hair
that's me, oh my
Sittin in a chair that doesn't fit
Tried to talk but could only spit
My friends, they called me Cousin It


It's hard to be a flower child in need
It's hard to feed the flower child in me
It's hard to believe in the flower child I could be

Trippin over scuffed brown saddle shoes
Flippin coins I'd always lose
My sister's read my diary
When the girls would flirt I'd have to pee

It's hard to see the flower child in me
It's hard to feed the flower child in need
Take heed of the flower child
who spreads their wings out lovingly

My parents prayed that I would leave
But, all I did was eat and heave
Sittin cross-eyed in my little room
where I'd contemplate my doom and gloom

It's hard to be a flower child indeed
It's hard to feed a flower child in need
It's getting hard to free the flower in me
I do believe

My secret crush
she turned out gay
At prom we didn't have much to say
we watched the pretty girls dance anyway

How could my life turn out this way

It's hard to believe the flower child in me.
It's hard to spread my flower child seed
I shall free your flower child one day
you'll see.

They hoisted snug underwear over my head
When the girls said 'Hi'
wished I was dead
All the other kids would stop gasp and stare
See I didn't go much of anywhere
It's hard to be a flower child in need
It's hard to free a flower child indeed

It's hard to see a flower child
not grow up to be
a passionate and vivid flower
for all the world to see





By Buddy Bee Anthony
And Melissa A. Howells

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry


Comments about Flower Child In Need by Buddy Bee Anthony

  • Colleen Courtney (6/6/2014 2:53:00 PM)

    Really like this poem. Feels more like a lyrical piece but yet still was enchanted by the read. Reminds me of the wallflower schoolgirl from years and years ago. Very nicely written piece! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 20, 2016


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