Juan Olivarez

Silver Star - 3,980 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Flowers For Mom - Poem by Juan Olivarez

Long ago, walking from school,
Along a country road.
I saw Lantana growing by a pool,
Their orange faces fairly glowed.

I picked a bunch, and off I went,
Happy as could be.
And joyfully my throat gave vent,
To a childhood melody.

Mom waited for me, and when she knew,
What I had in my hand,
Her eyes twinkled, and her smile grew,
It felt oh, so grand.

She put the Lantana, in a little vase,
Pleased as she could be.
Then bent down, and kissed my face,
Oh, sweet memory.

11/26/10 Alton Texas

Comments about Flowers For Mom by Juan Olivarez

  • (11/27/2010 8:26:00 PM)

    love this poem, it brought back memories of my childhood (Report) Reply

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  • James Bredin (11/26/2010 9:34:00 PM)

    Keep them coming. I don't know if lantana grows here in Canada - in summer - but it sounds great. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 26, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 11, 2011

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