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Today - a Poem by Laura Grace

Laura Grace is a Mass Communications Major, avid gardener, poetry writer, photographer, and wife & mother of two daughters and a pet bird.


Today I won’t rise to go work on the yard

I will trade garden gloves for red satin ones

I shall dress up and get all prettied up

Instead of a shirt with sleeves on my arms

To protect them from insects and branches that scratch

I will wear a bold dress that all eyes will catch

Trading my boots that are covered in mud

For shiny stilettos that sparkle at night

I’m not wearing my hair wrapped back in a bun

Attempting to escape and break out of my hat

My hands won’t display dirt under my nails

I will curl up my hair and paint pretty my face

My garden is pretty, today it’s my chance

My eyes won’t be searching for pests or for weeds

They’ll be wearing blue lids, long lashes with red lips

I will put on some music to trade the birds chirping

Dance like a willow but happy not weeping

Today no more praise at my beautiful garden

I’ll be the blossom that steals all the sightings.

By Laura Grace

My Daughter, The most beautiful flower in my Garden

My Daughter, The most beautiful flower in my Garden


Laura Grace (author) from Tampa, Florida on August 06, 2019:

Thank you Janis, what a great accomplishment to make someone smile with one of my poems!

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on August 05, 2019:

In love this poem, so sweet. The idea of self-care resonates. Very visual read, it made me smile.

Laura Grace (author) from Tampa, Florida on August 04, 2019:

Thank you Tim, we need more people to feel that way and we would live in a better world...

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on August 04, 2019:

We are like flowers, Laura. Sometimes we have to fertilize our souls. Your poem is a great message to do so. I honestly enjoyed the comparison and moving verse in your work.

Laura Grace (author) from Tampa, Florida on July 23, 2019:

Thank you mamama for your kind words and for reading my poem!

Laura Grace (author) from Tampa, Florida on July 23, 2019:

Thank you Brenda, we must remember to nourish ourselves too as we do others, glad my message came across, it was fun to write, thanks for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 23, 2019:

This is such a wonderful poem.

I love the reference to the garden. You taking time,

well earned, to be yourself and flourish like the garden you take care of every day.

The reward is both you and the garden look spectacular.

Nice write.

Laura Grace (author) from Tampa, Florida on July 22, 2019:

Thank you Lora, It’s nice to do sometimes something special for ourselves as we women often tend do so much for others!

Lora Hollings on July 21, 2019:

I really found your poem enchanting, Laura. A delightful foray into another world of glamor and being the center of attention. I like how you contrast the garden setting in which the flowers get all the attention to a different setting where the author becomes the beautiful bloom. A delightful poem that I really enjoyed reading! Thank you.

Mamama on July 06, 2019:

Beautiful Poem, beautiful daughter and a special person the author.

Laura Grace (author) from Tampa, Florida on July 06, 2019:

Thank you Lorna, I always appreciate your comments.

Lorna Lamon on July 06, 2019:

Such a lovely poem and you express the need to spoil ourselves so eloquently within it.