Dee Daffodil


Conservation Conversation - Poem by Dee Daffodil

If you've ever had
A small child in your life,
You know the joy
Of watching them
Discover something on their own.

The following conversation
Took place in my garden,
One warm June day,
Just after my little boy
Had turned three.

'Look Mom...a bug! ! !
He's going very fast! '

'Yes, I see that Buddy...
Mind, the flowers,
Stay on the grass'

'Can I help you water Mom? '

'Sure you can bud...
I'll just go get the watering can.'

'Mom, I have a great idea! ! ! '

'What's that Bud? '

Mind on other things...

'I can take the water
From my swimming pool! ! '

I pause for a moment
And focus
On what he's just said.
It sinks in.
Only three, you say?

'You're right Bud...
You can
That's called conservation.'


Dee Daffodil, September 12th,2006 (H.W)


Comments about Conservation Conversation by Dee Daffodil

  • (6/1/2007 12:12:00 PM)

    That's sweet.
    And smart.
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  • (4/27/2007 1:02:00 PM)

    Sometimes they are smarter than we are! Kinda scary, huh? :) Great little poem! It's a sweet one! (Report)Reply

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  • Melvina Germain (4/10/2007 11:18:00 AM)

    Interaction with children is wonderful, makes us realize just how smart and precious they truly are. God bless the children--Melvina- (Report)Reply

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  • (1/11/2007 2:00:00 AM)

    Dee,
    When I was about that same age,
    my uncle taught me to water flowers,
    he had a differrent approach, however!

    (You HAD to know that some idiot would say that!)
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  • (9/25/2006 3:54:00 PM)

    An enchanting and engaging write Dee. Justine. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/22/2006 1:17:00 PM)

    Dee this is so sweet and even nicer when it is written so well, thanks for sharing cheers Sylvie (Report)Reply

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  • Brian Dorn (9/21/2006 2:21:00 PM)

    Deelightful. The world is always in need of more conservationalists (we have plenty of conversationalists) . Nice write! !
    Brian
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  • (9/17/2006 4:13:00 PM)

    Excellent write Dee, Children are so innocent in everything they say. Nice poem.
    Take care.
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  • (9/17/2006 2:24:00 AM)

    What a clever boy..and how caring he must be..A touching poem from you. How lovely that a three year old can show such compassion to the flowers. Children know much more than we think-Pia (Report)Reply

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  • (9/14/2006 6:37:00 PM)

    This is a delightful poem Dee! Wonderful story (but then the true life ones always are) and your description does it justice. Children have such wisdom in their tiny bodies.. Loved your title, by the way. Very clever. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Report)Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (9/12/2006 11:25:00 AM)

    What a lovely story Dee, I know kids come up with some wonderful answers to quite difficult questions. It's lovely to remember them.
    Love Ernestine XXX
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 7, 2010


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