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"never dim the light that shines from within." - maya angelou
"never fear the shadows, they simply mean there's a light somewhere nearby." - winnie the pooh
"aren't we all waiting to be read by someone, praying that they'll tell us that we make sense?" - rudy francisco

Dandelion Girl

October 11, 2020


When Dandelion Girl woke up
She was blinded by the sun, its rays welcome streams of light
And she soaked up the warmth
Dandelion Girl stretched her roots as far as she could reach
Fumbling for every last grain in the soil
That she could use to grow
And grow she did,
And she was bright and kind, 
Always there to extend a petal to anyone in need.

But the other flowers didn’t like her generosity,
And every kind act fueled their animosity
‘Cause with every kind act her petals beamed a bit brighter
And she began to outshine them all.
So the orchids called her a nuisance and a weed, 
With no purpose or no need
And laughed at her jagged leaves.
They told her how they grew in rich soil,
And were pampered every day
While Dandelion Girl grew on the edge out of the way, 
Where she was left ignored, tucked away.
And though Dandelion Girl was bright and kind,
Their words messed with her mind.
She began to wither and her light began to dim,
Sprouting in her heart, their hate began to win.

And then the rains came, and while the orchids hid away,
She lifted her face toward the downpour,
And listened to the gentle patter all around her.
It murmured, “Even if you are a weed, you are a flower too
Bright and beautiful in full bloom.
You’re warm-hearted and kind.
And your kindness makes them blind.”
Over and over the rain sang their song
For days and days,
Until they took the place of the words of hate that had sprouted in her heart.
So when the sun came out, and shined her rays,
The words left, along with the rain.

One day she felt a change within her
Petals, no longer petals
But a little tuft of fluff
With a seed in the center,
Then the change happened all around, and she was no longer bright.
But Dandelion Girl was bright inside, and kind,
And she saw herself fluffy and ready to take flight
But the orchids laughed
Asked why she would change from something so beautiful
To something where a wind could blow
And she would fade.
But before she could respond,
Someone plucked her from the ground
Put their mouth to her ear,
And told her a secret: “I wish to fly”
And with a gentle breath, Dandelion Girl began to fly
Seeds and all scattered to the sky.
my attempt at spoken word, so it works better (kinda? maybe? idk lol) spoken out loud

have a good day!!


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  • Huba Huba

    This is a pretty poem!

    11 months ago
  • birthdaycandles

    Replying: Ah, no I haven't read any of her work! But I just looked up some of her books and they look SO GOOD! I'll definitely be adding her books to my very very long "to be read" pile :)

    11 months ago
  • birthdaycandles

    Hey! I just saw you like historical fiction reads! So do I! I recommend “Under The Hawthorn Tree”. It takes place in the famine in Ireland in 1800’s, and there’s three books in the series! I LOVED them! Maybe you might too :)

    11 months ago