Dandelion 150 150 Glen Wilson

The stem holds up its fragile cargo,
these his children are ready for release.

Before they go out he must give himself,
He eviscerates himself in order to spread.

Seeds fall to the ground and begin a revival.
A renewed flora holds up it’s future.

God makes his declaration of love
in the detail of his copious sacrifice.


Glen Wilson

Glen Wilson lives and works in Portadown, Co Armagh. He is Worship co-ordinator at St Mark's church Portadown #StMarksPortadown #Manna He has been widely published having work in The Honest Ulsterman, Foliate Oak, Iota, Southword and The Incubator Journal amongst others. In 2014 he won the Poetry Space competition and was shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize. He was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2016. He is currently working on his first collection of poetry.

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  • I just love that last line: kind of a paradox, thoughtful and reckless at the same time. Thanks for your poems. I am really enjoying them.

  • thank you Jeannie I really appreciate the feedback and I’m glad you enjoy them! God Bless