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  Gone Wild
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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Inspired by Annabel Sheila’s Poem,

‘Ode To Dandelions’

 

And by Jasmin Horst Seiler’s Poem,

‘Might You Speak, But Will You?’

 

 

 

“I’m wild again,

Beguiled again,

A child again.”

 

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

Each and Every Spring, these days

I watch my neighbors’ absolute horror

When they look out one warm morning

And spot Dandelions outside their door

 

Many make a mad dash for their toxic sprays

So many call in the ‘Agent Orange’ lawn guy

Some rush right outside to pluck them all out

I just shake my head, and I sadly wonder why

 

Dandelions, and just about everything else ‘wild’

Are always welcome all around my humble abode

And, all the wild creatures prefer my toxin free lawn

From squirrels and chipmunks, to bluejays and toads

 

I’d rather not have my canines romping in chemicals

Or playing fetch, on any toxic, herbicide laced, grass

My property has been designated a ‘Wildlife Habitat’

It’s a very small thing that I do, but I truly hope that it lasts

 

Perhaps I’ll be awakened by a squirrel, chattering for breakfast

Or, by some cawing crows, who hope I’ll toss them some bread

Or by an opossum heading back to her burrow with her little ones

Or by a red robin, who digs up worms in my yard, without any dread

 

Our nesting pair of doves always greet me with a lovely coo

The sparrows and the finches at my birdfeeder joyously sing

Going Wild, has made my remaining days, so much happier

Unlike my neighbors, I never fear what the next dawn may bring

 

 

©Spring 2012, Mr. Ed

 

 

 
    


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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/12/2012
I have no issue with dandelions but have yet to try its wine. Foxtails, well I have issues and the vet has a new jet ski. Patrick
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/19/2012
ah, I love the dandelion!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 3/17/2012
So glad my dandelion poem inspired this one, Ed!!! I'm with you 100%!!! My grandson, pets, birds,and any other visitors are completely safe on my colorful lawn! Yellow really does compliment green....giggle...

Anna
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 3/16/2012
Beauty to behold in the visions of
*Mr Ed* loving your ode to nature!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 3/16/2012
Beautiful as usual, have a nice day ED.
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 3/15/2012
Loving dandelions golden yellow, putting it under my
chin to see if I like butter. Spring yep ! dandelions
and grandkids now! wonderful write and cheery tune Mr. Ed
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by John Domino 3/14/2012
A wonderful poem with a great message. Organic foods taste also taste so much better than chemically sprayed fruits and veggies. Dandelions are neat wildflowers, they also make great wine. Yes back during the great depression Dandelion wine was one of the best. You can still buy some on-line. Food for thought..
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 3/14/2012
Great poetry to my ears, as always, bless ya!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/14/2012
You have a wonderful heart Ed. Great write.

Rose
Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 3/14/2012
I wish I could say the same. lol I don't use chemicals, I just pluck it out or dig it out since my grandchildren and all the kids in the neighborhood loves to play in my yard.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/14/2012
I'm with you. They just cut my wildflowers. Damn! Built a home on a wooded acre and a half in 1980. My father viewed what I had done, and said, “Where's the lawn?” Once or twice a year, I used my lawnmower to blow pine needles off the parklike drive.

Ron
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/14/2012
Dandelions make a great tea too...e
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 3/14/2012
AMEN ED ... AMEN ...
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 3/14/2012
Here's to a chemical free environment! To my mind dandelions may be a pest to some but you cannot beat that amazing rich golden carpet. So much more beautiful than 'brittle brown'.

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