(The official flower of the Military Brat)
Dandelion you’re like me
Set adrift to ride the breeze
Drifting here and settling there
To grow as if you have no care
Only those like you will know
The sudden rush to rise and go
On any current you will flow
On any weathered wind you’ll blow
In any sea, on any tide
On any ground, you will abide
And you never do decide
Just where you’ll go, or how you’ll ride
Around the world, among all kinds
Flying with no tie that binds
Always leaving friends behind
Trying not to show you mind
Dandelion I’m like you!
Of my future, I’ve no clue!
I put down roots that have no glue
So I’ll move to somewhere new.
Patti Neal Cadwallader 2009
The Dandelion is the official flower of the Military Brat. Patti Neal is the team leader of the Military Brats Street Team on Etsy. Etsy is a website to sell handmade arts and crafts.
Editor’s note: Every April (The month of the Military Child), Patti challenges her team to make items with a dandelion theme. It’s pretty amazing what these artists come up with! She was inspired to write the Dandelion poem during one of our team challenges.