Hello There, Mr. Dandelion - Poem by Hm. Nes
Hello there, Mr. Dandelion, so brave to come again
And try again to build your home among my tenderer shoots.
I must confess, your brilliant blooms inspire me every spring
And almost (note that: almost) sway my heart to bless your roots.
But you refuse to be content to simply take your place
Among the myriad other flowers that grow in sanctioned space,
Spreading in gradual, happy ways content to hold one spot.
No, you must fill, and you alone my every garden plot.
And don’t! I said don’t even try appealing to my kids.
“Oh, Daddy, please! ” the kids will beg. “O please, please let them live!
“We wish to pick and blow the dandies’ fluffy little pods.”
The end will never come to all the trouble that will give.
So, once again, I deeply plunge my blade into your heart
And, somewhat sadly, end your fun and beauty from the start.
But, kids, don’t cry, the dandelions will be back, never fear.
Surprising and spectacular, they’ll tempt me every year.
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