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A Word of Advice

I sat in the garden

listening to the dainty

daisy as it whispered.


Life is beautiful,

a precious gift to

be loved and honored.


That sweet message

did little to ease

my pain of loss,

but again the dainty

flower spoke to me.


The thing that makes

 it so wonderful is how

 fragile and fleeting life can be.


I heard the truth

from the smart flower

but still my heart

wept for the loss.

Once again the daisy

gave me counsel.


Take my flower and

gaze upon the beauty,

but it will eventually fade.

Love it while it lasts,

and do not mourn its demise,

for it hurts you more than

the petal that falls.


This is my offering for today’s challenge at Real Toads of writing a poem with dialogue as part of Mary’s Mixed Challenge.


11 thoughts on “A Word of Advice

  1. Ejoying reading through your poetry blog–and this challenge even inspired me to write one of my own. I’m so impressed at how you keep up with your writing and blogging even with all you have going on on the farm and with your job. I have a hard time keeping up with my one blog–and I don’t even have a real farm in addition to my job.

    • But I don’t have a husband or kids around. Once chores are done, I’m free to enter blogland! Be sure to link your poem up. 🙂 It’s great!

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