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Memories of Dandelions

Each year dandelions get a lot said

About them that is not good.

However,they bring back memories

To me,as I know they would.

Remembering Mother digging them from her yard

In the Spring-to clean, cook and eat.

They were tender and delicious,

And to me were a treat.

No one else in the neighborhood,

Seemed to love the yellow weeds,

But to me it was a pleasure,

And I didn’t even have to plant the seeds.

Mother had the knack

Of knowing when they were best,

She handled them carefully,

And treated them with zest.

And who hasn’t watched their young ones,

Go and pick a bouquet

With tiny, loving hands to bring to Mom,

On a warm and sunny day.

Mom always accepted them,

And put them in a vase,

She thanked her little one,

For the gift she couldn’t replace.

So let the dandelions grow up

Around me - they’ll always be a part

Of those precious times I recall,

With tenderness in my heart.

Lucia Johnson

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