Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

Are Weeds Beautiful? - Poem by Saiom Shriver

Unthanked weeds give birds seeds.
and for them, thistles gather drinks of dew beads.
Their shelter for rabbits God has decreed.
Ducks from hunters are concealed by their reeds.

Weed beauty is muse for painters' bright deeds
while blooms' nectar keeps...mother earth bee'd.
Their roots' tendrils do mudslides impede.
Their leaves breathe oxygen for animals' need.

Wastelands become green by their spinning work freed.
Herbicide sellers may not have agreed
but we avow it's plant racism
to kill a weed.

Topic(s) of this poem: air, animals, birds, earth, environment, gardens, plants, racism, shelter


Poet's Notes about The Poem

'Is there really such a thing as a weed? Weeds are only plants that are deemed undesirable in certain situations...many more beautiful than traditional flowers. We need them all in a beautiful world' -Cheryl Wilcox-

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 11, 2016



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