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A poem about growing away from people who no longer add to you positively. May you find new soil!


Hey readers! This week, I wanted to talk about what it means to never give up. In life, it can be very tedious a task to be consistent with something we have our heart and mind set upon. However, it is, ultimately, up to us to see it through; a willful spirit preservers. There are other factors that can come into play when following through with our goals and dreams.

One particular element is the people you have around you. While some may be encouraging, others may not and never be aware that they aren't positively adding, but rather taking from you. I think about a field of flowers: some grow while others don't. I hope that no matter what dreams you have, never let yourself stop seeking healthy soil to grow!

Shade found too late

Sun shining too little

The wilted petals fell

And all seemed lost

Everything around was losing

Growth and will

And then, a single seed

Got swept away so casually

By the careful wisps of wind

Into earth that was fresh

Ground that was softened

By rain and drying

From once exposed sun

It landed into a tiny cavern

And time seemed to speed up

For the roots began to take shape

The earth soaked its nutrients

Into the very seedling that was near

Withering away for good

Each day, it grew stronger

And stronger

Until, it could see

The top of the old earth

It once grew from

The plants there,

The same plants it had known,

Stayed the same or withered away


Dreams come and go

But let your heart

Feel and act upon these

For in times of doubt,

Our goals and dreams wither out

Just as the seedlings in the

Earth that no longer gives

But takes and doesn't nourish

May there be new earth

For your wishes to take root

May there be new rain

For those roots to spread and anchor

May you be steadied

So that you can imagine

Without worrying if you'll ever

Grow abundantly like a new seedling

I hope you feel your petals

Grow as they were intended to


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