Weeds Are Simply Flowers Out of Place




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Published on May 16, 2012

Dear Oprah Winfrey, Our Family and Friends:

Leticia and I have lately been watching the Super Soul Sunday program, as well as other Telecasts on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Leticia and I thought we would reach out to thank you by writing you a poem and sending you a photo essay inspired by some of the recent programming:

Weeds Are Simply Flowers Out of Place

The dream that night - my darkness overcame my light,
the weeds overran my lavish lawn -
without much fight - seems overnight the manicured was gone
now just weeds there where once I thought I grew lawn.

Suppress those weeds with my poison that kills and feeds.
Weeds only to return as some blight my soul proclaims as needs.

Embrace my darkness, accept those weeds?

All in time, no need to race.

For after all these weeds are simply my flowers out of place.

With Love, Admiration and Gratitude,

Leticia and Carlos Gutierrez


A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. ~Doug Larson

A weed is but an unloved flower. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

But a weed is simply a plant that wants to grow where people want something else. In blaming nature, people mistake the culprit. Weeds are people's idea, not nature's. ~Author Unknown

What is a weed? I have heard it said that there are sixty definitions. For me, a weed is a plant out of place. ~Donald Culross Peattie

Crabgrass can grow on bowling balls in airless rooms, and there is no known way to kill it that does not involve nuclear weapons. ~Dave Barry

I always think of my sins when I weed. They grow apace in the same way and are harder still to get rid of. ~Helena Rutherfurd Ely, A Woman's Hardy Garden, 1903

But make no mistake: the weeds will win; nature bats last. ~Robert M. Pyle

Weeds are nature's graffiti. ~Janice Maeditere

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    • Alex de Grassi
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    • De Grassi
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