Lonely Dandelion and the Majestic Oak Tree

Lonely Dandelion …

lonely dandelion
Lonely Dandelion

The lonely dandelion grew not far
From the majestic and ancient oak tree,
Dandelion gazed at night on a star,
So many stars Dandelion did see,
And wept, for not one friend had he.
Then he did hear a kind voice from afar,
He thought it might be the great mighty oak,
And he listened so closley as it spoke.

Oak Tree lovingly asked Dandelion,
Why are you so sad dear, I am your friend,
Soon you will have no need for such crying,
And you will not be lonely any more.
For within your spirit there is lying
So many seeds to create without end
All the friends you so long for and do need,
So be patient, be at peace, do take heed,

To the goodness and your purpose in life,
With love, kindness and giving, friends will come,
To share your life with joy, and never strife,
You will gather many friends, and then some,
Just reach out, open your heart, share your life,
Your kind will grow near, will be very fun,
When a breeze comes to gently blow your seeds
Where they will drift and grow for all your needs.

One day soon I will look down at you, smile,
To see you have many friends, life of joy,
And watch as you so playfully bequile
All who see the bright yellow and so coy
You all will be with your unique style,
And give a bright spot for all to enjoy,
All because you opened your heart and found
Life is full and loving with friends around.

lonely dandelion
Good friends are a blessing.


© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I am an author on TCE and write mainly in poetry and short stories. I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am currently an author on HubPages. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

4 thoughts on “Lonely Dandelion and the Majestic Oak Tree

  • May 20, 2017 at 2:58 AM

    Well said Phyllis, and what would we be without connection to people: sharing, loving and experiencing life as is meant. Lovely and emotive work my friend.

  • May 20, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    So whimsical and full of bright message Phyllis! I adore the dandelion, and all that it represents. I really enjoyed how you wove this tale with the wise old tree looking down to bear witness and comfort. Very well done, a true piece of sunshine. 🙂


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