Fred Babbin

Rookie (1925 / Chicago)

Weeds - Poem by Fred Babbin

Weeds, oh weeds,
You miserable weeds
That my garden never needs.
And I’m too old to do much weeding
So the weeds are always seeding.

Comments about Weeds by Fred Babbin

  • (6/8/2008 1:28:00 PM)

    Nice poem. I really like your style, Fred. It's... readable, but you always find a secret message in it.
    And they have humor, in a sense!

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  • (6/2/2008 10:31:00 AM)

    The God who loves all His/Her plants is grateful to you that
    they remain unmolested

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  • Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (5/15/2008 10:37:00 AM)

    your weeds are the weeds of heaven........fred. nice write anyway. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/10/2007 6:58:00 AM)

    Weeds grow also in your brain
    That is if you don't try hard to keep it clean (rhymes if you try)
    For amidst the open spaces
    There's fertile soil in many places.

    And as has been explained by those who know
    'A weed is simply a good plant looking for a place to grow.'
    So tend the weeds and perhaps they'll
    Grow into something still
    That rewards you for the effort taken
    (Even if I'm mistaken) .

    And when they flower perhaps you'll see
    What it was that Nature (or God, if you prefer) intended to be.


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 24, 2011

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