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Sally Harper Bates


A rose can say “I love you.”
Orchids can enthrall.
But a weed bouquet in a chubby fist,
My friend, that says it all.

© by Sally Harper Bates.
Used with the author’s permission.

Sally Harper Bates was raised on an Arizona ranch, immersed in Western culture and traditions like multiple generations of her family before her. A singer, songwriter, novelist, and poet, she’s frequently featured at cowboy poetry gatherings around the country and has been nominated Female Cowboy Poet of the Year three times. Active in her church as well as in 4-H, the Arizona Cowpuncher’s Association, and other organizations, Sally lives with her husband in Chino Valley, Arizona.


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Lori Levy:
That weed bouquet in a chubby fist is perfect.
Posted 05/09/2021 07:18 PM
Ron Stewart:
I love it Very original and totally unexpected
Posted 05/09/2021 12:42 PM
Unexpected fun.
Posted 05/09/2021 11:15 AM
So true. I love this poem!!
Posted 05/09/2021 11:03 AM
Posted 05/09/2021 10:04 AM
Stephen Anderson:
Indeed it does, and it shines in ones heart, doesnt it ?
Posted 05/09/2021 09:12 AM
Darrell Arnold:
"A weed bouquet in a chubby fist" brings tears to the eyes of this father, a father whose own darling daughters did the same thing for their mama almost 50 years ago. Magical.
Posted 05/09/2021 09:04 AM
sounds like dandelions to me! Phyllis Beckman
Posted 05/09/2021 08:56 AM

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