My Special Flower


Little flower grows
by my house; I visit
her every day, give
her sips of water, sing
of her beauty, tell her
she is so special.

One day a man comes
to cut the grass and
cuts her, too. Crying,
I told him what he’d
done. He laughed and
said, “It was only a

Not a weed, I thought,
my friend, a rare beauty.


  1. In reading this poem, my first thought went to what it takes raising a daughter you love very dearly. She may be wild and rebellious, but you still love and cherish her. Then comes a suitor, not necessarily the kind of man you always wanted for the daughter you love. But she loves him and one day, that flower in your garden is cut away.


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