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Disturbing the Universe
Phyllis Beckman


Who gave them permission?
Who said they're allowed?
They've spilled from neat edges
Becoming a crowd!

We've got to contain them
They're running amok!
Our lawns have turned purple
Where's the Chemical Truck?

Violets on the loose!
Violets on the loose!


© by Phyllis Beckman.
Used with the author's permission.




Phyllis Beckman lives in Onalaska, Wisconsin, where she writes a poem every day and shares it with 76 family members and friends. She credits the Tuesday Edition of the Mississippi Valley Writers of La Crosse, Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets for ongoing inspiration and encouragement.


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Violet power! Enjoyed this...
Posted 04/25/2017 12:19 PM
I think violets will withstand the predations of the chemical truck. They are very hard, if not impossible, to kill. And I love them. Lawn experts say they're a sign of deficient soil in a lawn. I was happy when they appeared in our back yard, where they will have the run of the lot.
Posted 04/25/2017 11:09 AM
Janet Leahy:
I have favorite places to drive by just to see the violets. Oh yes, the chemical truck--BEWARE! Thanks Phyllis.
Posted 04/25/2017 10:13 AM
I love this look at the world of spring.
Posted 04/25/2017 09:15 AM
Truly fun & special, too. Thanks, Phyllis.
Posted 04/25/2017 09:07 AM
So cute! Thanks for the alert! Janice
Posted 04/25/2017 08:42 AM
Those rascally violets! Would that all lawn culprits were as beautiful and fun as the violets and Phyllis' poem.
Posted 04/25/2017 07:02 AM
Jean :D:
Phyllis must have driven past my house. Only now I look at the violet abundance and smile, love the poem.
Posted 04/25/2017 06:33 AM
Whimsical and fun.
Posted 04/25/2017 03:01 AM

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