Ah the joy – Poem


Ah the joys

 

Have you ever eyed land
Or a pot and thought
Yes, this will be awesome
And began the vision in your head

Shoved a shovel into dirt
Turned it over
Watched a worm dance
In the palm of your hand

Felt the edge of a tomato plant
Lifting and bending it gently
Into supported place
As little yellow flowers say thank you

Lifted a leaf as you squat down
To discover a large squash or zucchini
Smiling up at you
Saying pick me, pick me

Come home from a long day
Tell your kids you’re heading to walk the garden
Only to have the door open
And all of them following you

Smelled the rain and grinned
At the darkened dirt
Adding life to the harvest
You know will come

Have you ever loved a child, friend, lover
Held them in your arms
Protected them from harm
Showed them you cared

Grab the moment now
Look them in their eyes
See the beauty in their garden
What it is and what can be

Begin with the vision in your heart
Express your love
Your words and actions
Can nourish hearts and minds

Stephen Kellogg – 2013

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About Stephen Kellogg

Poetry, Ponderings, Prose, Photos & Pounding out the Pathways All at my blog... I hope you'll take a few minutes to wander around the site. Not all of what you read there will be happy or sad etc. but I trust my writings, photos etc will encourage, touch, inspire or just make you think…. I really appreciate feedback!! Thanks and enjoy Peace! Stephen Kellogg All of my writings, pictures etc are original works, unless otherwise noted, and should be considered copyrighted.
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One Response to Ah the joy – Poem

  1. Fabulous Poem Stephen, it says everything about life I ever wanted to say.

    Regards Talia

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