Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Dandelion Rule

NaPoWriMo, Day 20

The Dandelion Rule

Never pick the dandelion
as you blow wishes to the air.
It won't grow back.
For, to come true,
They need roots,
And others to share.

(c) Julie Bartha-Vasquez, 2013

Notes on the Poem:

Me, about 30 minutes ago: "Why are you sitting in the middle of the muddy grass blowing on the dandelion? Just pick it. Now I have to do more laundry..." [grumble grumble... muttering more annoyed Mom things]

My 7-year-old son: Because my wish won't come true if I pick it.

'Nuff said. -- WNG

Update: One word in last line changed from original posting

1 comment:

  1. Meanwhile you are wishing your yard didn't have dandelions all over it. My grandmother didn't want her kids to touch them, apparently, in Scotland they called them "pee the beds."