Dandelion Wars

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And the battle rages on...

Dandelion Wars


I believe I’ve been triumphant 

In the dandelion wars 

Or maybe just the battle I have won

Down on my hands

And on my knees

Out in the early April sun


Then overnight the call comes in

For reinforcements strong

Dig in to fight another day

To prove my hubris wrong


And so the fight goes on and on 

Throughout the spring and summer

Mother Nature’s on the attack

But I’ll take the battle from her


I find the fight that never ends 

In the dandelion wars 

Though winter always brings a swift retreat

The troops lay low

Till a springtime’s charge

When none admit defeat

Submitted: April 24, 2023

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You paint a vivid picture with your words. Great job.

Mon, April 24th, 2023 7:08pm


Thanks Thomas!

Mon, April 24th, 2023 3:44pm


Hey Phill, I may need your squad to help me, the war in Cali is raging.

Thu, May 4th, 2023 8:50am


I posted it on FB and people flower shamed me for not recognizing the wonderful properties of dandelions. Salads, wine, medicinal, etc. So I added this new poem:

Roses are red,
Dandelions, yellow no doubt,
I wish you people
Would please mellow out.
I'll dig them all up,
And avoid the bee stings,
Then go in the house
And eat the damn things ????

Thu, May 4th, 2023 5:22am


LOL! That poem had me cracking up... You should post that one.

Thu, May 4th, 2023 12:37pm

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