Today - a Poem by Laura Grace

Updated on July 5, 2019
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Laura Grace is a Mass Communications Major, avid gardener, poetry writer, photographer, and wife & mother of two daughters and a pet bird.


TODAY


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

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    • FloridaGardener profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Grace 

      13 months ago from Tampa, Florida

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

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      13 months ago from Washington, DC

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

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      Laura Grace 

      13 months ago from Tampa, Florida

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

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      Tim Truzy 

      13 months ago from U.S.A.

      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.

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      Laura Grace 

      14 months ago from Tampa, Florida

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

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      Laura Grace 

      14 months ago from Tampa, Florida

      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.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      14 months ago from Washington Court House

      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.

    • FloridaGardener profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Grace 

      14 months ago from Tampa, Florida

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

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      Lora Hollings 

      14 months ago

      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.

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      Mamama 

      14 months ago

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

    • FloridaGardener profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Grace 

      14 months ago from Tampa, Florida

      Thank you Lorna, I always appreciate your comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      14 months ago

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

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