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Some Encouragement for Seasoning...a Fellow Hubber

Updated on January 22, 2010


The soul is a vase that needs

the flowers of love gently

placed in it's depths,

watered often with tears of joy,

and pruned when bad things crop up.


The world is a garden

full of arrangements

to be plucked and savored

amidst the weeds that seek

to choke out all hope.


And yet even as children,

our first gifts of love

to our mom were dandelions

in a tiny fisted clump

that were deeply cherished.


So sometimes even the weeds

of the world can be transformed

if we approach them and

love them like children.


But you are a rose, an orchid,

a rare and poetic flower,

seeking another vessel

to sustain you for as

long as you wish to bloom.


And that is a good thing,

even though the seperation from

the roots you have always known

can sometimes be painful,

you still plant seeds of thought

in hopes of future blooming.



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    • pbwriterchick profile image

      pbwriterchick 8 years ago

      This reminds me of when I gave my mom dandelions and she liked them so much I went across the street and picked every tulip lining my neighbors house.. lol.. I got in big trouble over that one.

    • Randy Behavior profile image

      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Sweet and gentle, this. It spoke to me.

    • Artamia profile image

      Artamia 8 years ago from GTA, Canada

      Hi, MFB III !!!

      Very gentle understanding of fragility of... immaterial... Thank-YOU for being kind to us all... and caring to say it....

    • Timothy Donnelly profile image

      Timothy Donnelly 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Pretty Good MFB III! Great use of a metaphor, and very poetic articulation.