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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 the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

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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