Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dandelions and Hearts

Dandelions and….

lowly 
underdog
stands timid
offering itself
bright colors exploding
yellow sunshine beauty
tis not a rose of love petals
tis not a begonia of beauty
tis but a lowly dandelion 
blowing in the wind
trampled underfoot
unaware by those 
looking for beauty
growing elsewhere
missing beauty
 before them



Hearts…

my heart holds cheers
for the underdog
when life does not come served
silver spoon, china plates
golden honey dripping

  to those who suffer
grow
suffer
 grow
lessons learned 
hard and fast

a leader to wallflowers  
witnessing courage
courage they too possess
who can, who could
choose not to

to those that can't see their courage
until they shake the dust
dig their roots
stable in the storm
show their colors
 even if not a rose
in everyone's eye
a hero to those
who aren't looking for
thorns in their beauty



  
Sharing at Poetry Jam ~ dandelions and Poet's United ~ What's in your heart?   

33 comments:

  1. "Missing beauty before them"
    and
    "those
    who aren't looking for
    thorns in their beauty" -
    my two favorites.

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  2. I enjoyed your poem about dandelions Robyn! I like how you remind us that they have a discreet kind of beauty. "bright colors exploding" - beautiful line!

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  3. I love "a hero to those who arent looking for thorns in their beauty". Love the way you combined both prompts.

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  4. Hearts open here for dandelions and other underdogs who haven't yet realized that they are lions. Bravo. Thank you for posting in Midweek Motif ~ Heart.

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  5. I really liked "a hero for those who aren't looking for thorns in their beauty"
    The pain is only a contrast to beauty. It doesn't make beauty any more beautiful. For those whose baseline is already pain there is a larger distance to beauty. But it is also a distraction that can often obscure and diminish the enjoyment.

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  6. Dandelions..like the cowardly lion I guess they have the biggest hearts after all..just need to spot it..I love the shape of your words..seemed to bloom as I read on

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  7. nice...they are the beauty that we miss...for sure....they are my fav flowers though...i love their bright yellow...sadly they have been labeled weeds by the masses...i like what jae adds, that they have the biggest hearts....

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  8. Blowing in the wind - lovely the emotion of freedom and the heart of love. lovely words and excellently done.

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  9. so many beautiful images threaded together....

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  10. I'm with you on the underdogs... and I just love this:

    unaware by those
    looking for beauty
    growing elsewhere
    missing beauty
    before them

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  11. i feel the same way when i see the wild daisies sprout on my turf

    Have a nice Wednesday

    much love...

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  12. I always root for the underdog! Beautiful work Robyn.

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  13. So true that dandelions are beautiful...people have only to look beneath their feet.

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  14. I like how you compared the dandelion to the underdog. So much beauty if we just stop and look.

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  15. I really like your treatise to the underdogs!

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  16. I miss dandelions. Your heart poem strikes a chord with me.

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  17. Dandelions given the pride of place would be tantalizing. So also the poems above - tantalizing as well! Nicely Robyn!

    Hank

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  18. "missing beauty before them". So true, Robyn.

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  19. I think that we all suffer and hopefully learn to see beauty underfoot...and all around. It's the only way to love

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  20. Love both of your poems! I've always cheered the dandelion and it's tenacity along with being cute.

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  21. sometimes thorns are part of beauty, but we can over look them

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  22. Both the poem says what life holds...... and we have suffered it all............Now its time to brake out

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  23. As one who's going through a bit of a trying time at present, or at least, a time that's helping me to "grow," I enjoyed your second poem immensely :). Keep at it!

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  24. I love both poems ... they relate in a way ... the dandelion and the underdog ... both underappreciated yet beautiful and courageous. Well done! :)

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  25. I love the bright colors of dandelions ~ And my heart is cheering for the underdog in life ~ Wishing you Happy Hearts Day ~

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  26. Like how you have tied these two concepts together ... persistance against adversity and finding beauty in the simple ... well done, Robyn!

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  27. i enjoyed both poems, but the dandelion stuck with me....i was so reminded how we search for beauty, and its there all along, we just don't pause long enough to notice!

    stacy lynn mar
    http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

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  28. two great poems Robyn.. with a theme that promotes thought...

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  29. Robyn,

    I liked that your heart considered those that are usually overlooked. The dandelions of life and those without hands raised. Most thoughful in all ways:)
    Eileen

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  30. Underdogs are always being rooted unfortunately...:)

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  31. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and who has not beauty within them will not see it!
    Lovely offerings!

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