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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Fruit (10/10/05)

TITLE: Life's Seed
By Juanita Pittman-Brown
10/10/05


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If you plant the garden
Of your life
With seeds of kindness
What kind of fruit
Would you grow --
If you plant the garden
Of your life
With seeds of understanding
Do you think
Your compassion
Would show --
If you plant the garden
Of your life
With patience
For your fellow man
Do you think
The struggles of others
You would come
To understand --
If you plant the garden
Of your life
With generosity
Do you think
That prosperity
You would see --
If you plant the garden
Of your life
With humility
Do you think
That you would
In your time of need
Be a recipient
Of the kindness
Seed --
If you plant the garden
Of your life
With selflessness
Do you think
That in that sacrifice
You would find
That you are blessed --
If you plant the garden
Of your life
With prayer as the fertilizer
Of your soul
Do you think
That your garden
Would remain productive
From your youth
Until you are very old...

Do keep in mind
That the garden
Of your life
Will produce
Fruit from the seeds
You sow
And the fruit
Of your life
Is the way
Others will come
To know
Who you truly are
And what you value
Indeed
For all of the fruit
Of your garden
Will be the product
Of your life's seed...


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Mitzi Busby10/17/05
Very beautiful!
Kathryn Wickward10/18/05
I like the form you use in your poetry - it needs to be slightly more consistent, but only slightly. For example, I'd write: "With generosity/Do you think/that you would see/Prosperity." Also, I wouldn't write "fellow man" anymore unless you were only writing for men, but that's just my feminist nitpickiness talkin'...
B Brenton10/19/05
"Fellow man", is fine. Hey, if the Bible does it, why can't you.
All this feminist stuff... Pah! Anyway, what a refreshing poem. Nice one!
Garnet Miller 10/19/05
If your seeds are grown in the rich soil of the Master's own garden, then the results will be rows and rows of patience, love, kindness, selflessness, joy, and giving. What a wonderful harvest for ones lifelong labors! Thanks for this thought-provoking poem.