The Seeds were planted months ago,
After clearing the ground and tilling the soil.
At first, it seemed that nothing was happening;
Then, green shoots appeared,
Growing into plants,
And finally, bearing fruit

But the fruit was small, hard and green
It was sour with no flavor whatsoever.
Then, as rain, sun and fresh air did their work,
The fruit grew bigger;
It grew plump and sweet
Juice flowed from its colored cheeks.

People gathered to enjoy it
With family and friends around tables piled high,
Full of salads, meats and foods lovingly prepared
Thoughts of favorite treats
Bringing great pleasure
To people precious and dear.

Published by lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.


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