Dandelion Prayer

Today is day 22 of the Nannernuclearmeltdown. Susie has given us wonderful quotes and pics to use for our poems at Real Toads. I was happy to see the dandelion, my favorite flower. today on Earth Day, I have chosen the quote about the dandelion but I have used my own picture as I feel it gives us the true survival spirit of the flower as we need this so badly at this time in our lives.

Dandelion Prayer

“A fresh and vigorous weed, always renewed and renewing, it will cut
its wondrous way through rubbish and rubble.” William Jay Smith

Bloom where your seeds fly –
Lion’s tooth bite away the pain
The sorrow –
Dandelion give us joy
Especially help us to rise above the challenges
Give us lasting joy
Help us to use our intellingence
to build Instead of destroy,
to heal each other
to heal the earth
to heal us of our emotional pain
to shine for us with the warmth of the sun
to lead us into tomorrow
and to make us smile with your bright
and cheery mein
and to give as freely as you.

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sanaarizvi
    Apr 22, 2018 @ 16:15:13

    This is gorgeous!πŸ’œ You give rise to hope with a perfect poem for Earth Day! Especially love; “to heal us of our emotional pain, to shine for us with the warmth of the sun”.. πŸ’œ


  2. Victoria C. Slotto
    Apr 22, 2018 @ 16:26:10

    Even as D does battle with the ones that visit our lawn, I smile, they bring me joy.


  3. Vivian Zems
    Apr 22, 2018 @ 17:08:51

    An encouraging and happy write. O! the resilience of the dandelion!


  4. Sherry Marr
    Apr 22, 2018 @ 17:12:13

    If more people were as cheerful and resilient as dandelions, what a wonderful world! Loved this, Toni!


  5. elleceef
    Apr 22, 2018 @ 18:18:58

    Who knew? The specialties of dandelions. Love your encouraging words πŸ™‚


  6. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Apr 22, 2018 @ 20:30:48

    The humble dandelion – inspirational in so many ways, and medicinal too. I liked the reminder that it literally means “dent de lion”. Or maybe “dents”.


  7. qbit
    Apr 22, 2018 @ 22:07:56

    Nannernuclearmeltdown – I’m having almost as much fun with your twists and turns on this!


  8. ladynyo
    Apr 23, 2018 @ 00:20:32

    Toni, a beautiful poem, and a beautiful prayer. Needed to read this today, and frankly, every day. And yes, dandelion greens are good. This poem gives hope for the bleak parts of life and peace and contemplation where we desperately need it.

    Hugs to you~


  9. dgkaye
    Apr 24, 2018 @ 12:38:30

    Gorgeous share Kanzen. ❀


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