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AWESOME LITTLE PEST

 

 

Shaggy headed little flower

Yellow – like the sun,

You’re amazingly prolific,

For hundreds come from one.

 

Some say there’s beauty in your face

Like golden light of dawn.

But as you age, your hair turns white

And scatters on my lawn.

 

Then you stretch your scrawny neck

‘Til your ugly bald head

Is all that’s seen upon my lawn,

And I wish that you were dead.

 

Mama cooked your greens for dinner,

And Grandpa did his best

To turn you into homemade wine,

You awesome little pest.

 

I sprayed you with a chemical

And zapped your little crown.

I dug you out with trowel and hoe

And tried to mow you down.

 

My lawn was pristine once again,

No dandelions in sight.

But not for long, I should have known,

You’d multiply all night.

 

I plan and plot your last goodbye,

But your intent is clear —

That if I win the war this time,

You’ll just return next year.

 

2/17/93 – Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck   

 

3’rd … Indiana NPD 1994

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