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Ode to a Broom Weed

Broom Weed tea

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Comment from jaybird1
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Wow! You are great at the rhymning game and I like that.I grew up in the days when broom weeds or willow switches were available and often used.You need to write more poetry,
you are good at it

 Comment Written 23-Oct-2016


reply by the author on 23-Oct-2016
    Thank you my friend for the review and I thought you'd enjoy the story about 'broom weed tea.'
Comment from pharp
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Excellent job in the penning of this poem. I knew exactly what your were talking about but my mom would call them switches...She would put about two or three together and what she would say "plait them" and we got a good old spanking. Like you said in this well penned and most informative poem, it taught us to respect our parents and others and to be truthful and not to lie. I did the same to my children. Thanks for reminding me of the days when disciplining children was not considered abuse. Blessings...................Portia

 Comment Written 19-Oct-2016


reply by the author on 19-Oct-2016
    Yes ma'am need more broom weed tea today. Amen and amen. Thanks for the great review and the comments.
Comment from RodG
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I really like how this poem puts the reader in another time, another place. We get the sense of a single parent bringing up her daughter, using "broom weed" when necessary to correct an attitude or behavior. It is beautifully ironic that the Speaker treasures these memories of how her mother instilled values. A couple errors easily corrected before voting: I think you mean "stems" not "steams" in line 2. In line 3 "mother[']s hand."
I am not sure what "plat your stems" means. "Stems" again in line 10.

 Comment Written 18-Oct-2016


reply by the author on 18-Oct-2016
    Plating the stems made it more durable. Thanks for the review and I shall make corrections forth with.
reply by RodG on 18-Oct-2016
    Thank you for answering my question and good luck in the contest.
reply by the author on 18-Oct-2016
    Your welcome.
Comment from robina1978
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An excellent photo that complements your poem really perfectly. An utmost original subject you wrote about. Broom weed, and broom weed tea. Best wishes for the prompt.

 Comment Written 18-Oct-2016


reply by the author on 18-Oct-2016
    Thanks for the review and the read.