Just some thoughts...

Every day, as I write Poetiquejustis, I pray it will be a blessing to someone.
Today, I hope it is you.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Budding Genius

During the long cold winter,

with the wind howling around her farmhouse

on a Pennsylvania hillside

After the kids went to bed,

my friend Holly would sit at her kitchen table long in to the night pouring over seed catalogs.

She would carefully decide what her garden was longing for

and then she would write a check,

and mail her request off to the seed company

And she would wait

And she would work

The minute the snow was off the ground,

Holly would begin her battle with the frozen soil

and the rocks that seemed to grow out

of nothing

Where her garden was meant to be

Then the day would come-

the seeds would arrive-

The earth would be ready-

And the planting would begin.

Because Holly in the quiet moments of her life made a plan

Then got busy


planted the seeds

and helped them grow

There were vegetables on many tables during the summer.

Including mine.

Now…what if Holly had only perused the catalog

and stopped right there?

What about the seeds you have waiting to be planted?

Seeds of hope

Seeds of faith

Seeds of change

Seeds that cannot grow without your help


Plant them!

Nothing is going to grow unless you do.

and that's poetiquejustis