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I used to know this old scarecrow
He was my song, my joy and sorrow
Cast alone between the furrows
Of a field no longer sown by anyone

I held a dandelion
That said the time had come
To leave upon the wind
Not to return
When summer burned the earth again

Cultivate the freshest flower
This garden ever grew
Beneath these branches
I once wrote such childish words for you

But that's okay
There's treasure children always seek to find
And just like us
You must have had
A once upon a time



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    nyregaMar 2, 2009 at 3:05 am
    This old scarecrow refefs to addiction "my joy and sorrow"
    Cast alone between the furows, no longer sown by anyone refers to the lonliness and isolation created by addiction.
    I held as dandilion that said the time had come to leave upon the wind not to return when summer burned the earth again.
    Reffers to a message of hope and of recovery. You do not have to return to the old scarecrow in the lonley field "addiction" even when things get tough "when summer burned the earth again"
    Cultivate the freshest flowers is refering to the new life of recovery. Growing into the person you wre meant to be.

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