Flower Story Poem

for Children

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Dandelions for Mum

Alli, Mellie, Moll and me

     Walked in a field of green.

Then Alli stopped and yelled: 'Look here!'

     At something that he’d seen.


‘It’s only dandelions,’ said Moll.

     ‘They’re just a common weed,’

And we all looked at them and laughed

     And most of us agreed.


But Alli said: ‘They’re beautiful!

     Look at their golden heads –

And, see, they are not common weeds

     Except in Mum’s flower bed.’


‘Their pretty heads are brilliant!’

     These words we heard him say,

And: ‘I’m going to pick a golden bunch

     For Mum for Mother’s Day.’


And so he picked a great big bunch.

     His sisters laughed and teased

But Mum accepted them with love

     And her face showed she was pleased.

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