The Stuff of Life

Dandelion Bouquets

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The Stargazer Lily

Of all flowers

Reigns supreme

On my list

*

Not for its beauty

But for its meaning

 *

‘Twas the first blossom

                        Given me by the man

                                                I will forever love

 *

Placed on my pillow

By the gentle hands of

The thief of my heart

 *

But the Dandelion

Oh the Dandelion

Follows close behind

 *

Not for its beauty

But for its meaning

*

‘Twas the first blossom

                        Given me by three little men

                                                I will forever love

 *

Presented in dirty fistfuls

By boys with beaming faces

The thieves of my heart

 *

Surely my days of dandelion bouquets are coming to a close.

 *

For beaming little boys

Do not stay little

And in growing awareness

Of the world

*

They learn

Dandelions are weeds

Of little value

 *

What they do not comprehend

Is the value lies not in the bouquet

But in the giver of the gift

 *

A beaming dirty-fisted boy

Eager to show his mama his love

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Author: Kim Harms

I am a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at inspireafire.com and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

3 thoughts on “Dandelion Bouquets

  1. I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this. What a beautiful sentiment to the love between a mother and her sons.

  2. Thanks Lori. When Lewis gave me dandelions earlier this week, I was struck by the fact that he is not going to be little much longer.

  3. I love love this poem…it brought tears to my eyes! I very much love my dandelion bouquets too 🙂

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