shades of life


dandelions abound

bright yellow

against the

carpeted shades of greens

on my lakefront view

it soothes my troubled soul

springing up unannounced and uninvited

a sight to behold

filling me with such joy and wonder

my son will mow them down

without thought

to this multi-cultural


 co-existing peacefully

without violence

a precious gift of nature

to renew my faith

in these

troubled times