Be Like A Seed
See not the hopeless, helpless time.
Go instead underground
And be like a seed.
Seek instead the nourishment within your own soul.
Bringing refreshment and urging you to grow.
Letting go of your outer shell.
Draw your courage from deep inside,
It is there waiting to be summoned,
With perseverance and resilience.
To push you through the weeds and hard rocky soil.
To grow as you dreamed bearing flower or fruit.
Finally becoming the seed once again.
© Donna Donabella 2015
I love the perseverance and resilience that seeds and plants show as they bust through any barrier to grow. This poem was written in response to this and how I feel as I heal and grow, create and expand my life.
And as I think about seeds, I think of the strong influences in my life. One being my Aunt Mary who is 93 years old. Her story of courage and strength is being printed today. I wrote her memoir to add to the stories of women who helped in the fight during WWII; referred to as Rosie the Riveters. You can read Aunt Mary’s story and other Rosie’s stories to at the Rosie’s Daughters website.
And if you do like the story, please leave a comment at the end of the story. And don’t forget to read some of the other Rosie stories you will find on the website!
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Special Note: The pictures here are of our native swamp milkweed plant, Asclepias incarnata, sporting its seeds that will spread out across the land growing more of this beautiful plant that is an important nectar source for pollinators and an even more important larval host plant for the monarch butterfly.
I leave you with a few additional words about Being Like A Seed. I welcome you to download the photo and share it.
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