"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Poetry Jam~~~Flower Children



Happy Birthday Phillip and Paul !!!



Oh my sons
with happy smiles and grubby fists
my favorite flowers
.......

You brought me
Posies, pebbles, and sticks
Even a bug couldn't make me say "Ick"!
Squished dandelions
and sticky candy
Little boys can be so dandy!
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This weeks theme on Poetry Jam is flowers-
I immediately thought of my two sons Phillip and Paul
Born in the '60's my true Flower Children
Happy April Birthday to Phillip
and Happy June Birthday to Paul!!
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Go here to see what flowery poems there are to be read!

23 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your flower children ~ How sweet of them to give you your favorite flowers ~

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  2. I agree: little boys are wonderful. :) Love this!

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  3. Something about mothers and her sons. Made me smile.

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  4. As you know, my children were born in the 60s too ... WE are the original flower Mamas!

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  5. You've captured the very essence of little boys. Well done.

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  6. That was adorable and oh so true. I raised a boy too.

    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Phillip and Paul,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. ☺

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  7. What a fun poem! Children are wonderful 'flowers' indeed! Cool that yours are really flower children from the 60's!! Nice to see you in Poetry Jam.

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  8. ha. i like this much...made me smile...my boy was my flower today too...and they do bring some pretty amazing treasures...smiles

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  9. I remember squashed flowers, but it is the thought that counts. Great words

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  10. Children are blessings that not all can experience. Those blessed are forever privileged with joy and laughter. Truly said Kathe!

    Hank

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  11. How sweet! My baby boy is 10 today!

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  12. I brought many a bug and critter home when I was little. My mom was not amused :)

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  13. I posted a comment yesterday but don't see it. Wouldn't want to to think I was avoiding you.

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  14. Happy birthday to your boys. Such a cute post!! Little boys are adorable for sure.

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  15. Ah yes those flower children. And indeed little boys can be so dandy!

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  16. I so enjoyed this poem and oh, that photo of the hammock makes me want to jump right in!

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  17. Yes, boys are dandy,
    Kathe's point is true,
    and i would just add,
    the girls are, too!

    In a different way, i love my boys and my girls best. Have a great day!

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  18. As a mom to boys ~ I love this!

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  19. Children are the best flowers of all...very sweet!

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  20. Awe. Yes, I can relate, but I DO say "ick" to bugs. :)

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  21. Kathe, I completely relate! My two boys were the same and they are dandy :-) Great response to the prompt!

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  22. Yup ... nothin' beats a posey from a youngster!

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