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You Reap What You Sow

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You Reap What You Sow

If you sow seeds of kindness,
Then kindness is what you'll reap.
If you sow seeds of forgiveness,
You'll reap untroubled sleep.

If you sow seeds of anger,
of hatred or discontent,
You'll reap a crop of violence,
Discord and evil intent.

If you sow seeds of brotherly love,
Then love you will receive,
But if wickedness is what you sow,
Then wicked you will be.

The lesson here is pretty clear:
You reap just what you sow.
Therefore, strive to sow only good seeds,
And spread them wherever you go.

Kim Merryman
For SandyIvy's Seed contest

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  1. Date: 8/2/2015 7:54:00 AM
    Way to go, Kim. Good job

  1. Date: 7/30/2015 8:04:00 PM
    I absolutely agree. What with the current negativity everywhere, one should be even more determined to choose positivity. The future will certainly show its appreciation for what you did. Thank you for this wise poem, Kim. hugs!

    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman
    Date: 8/1/2015 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Kim, thank you for your encouraging comment!
  1. Date: 7/21/2015 7:49:00 AM
    You've captured the biblical view of sowing and reaping. Great job, Kim.

    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman
    Date: 8/1/2015 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, James!
  1. Date: 7/6/2015 2:34:00 PM
    Just read this poem so now I understand your comment about the last line of my poem (What man has sown so shall he reap.) I, of course, love the message of your poem and it is delightful to read. I will continue on to your other poems. It is a pleasure to have discovered your work. Jan

    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman
    Date: 7/8/2015 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Janece! I appreciate your encouraging words!
  1. Date: 6/26/2015 10:06:00 PM
    Kim, I love this poem's message for two reasons: 1) It rings true across class and culture and all the ages; and 2) It summons memories of my Father who spoke the title to me countless times. Hugs and love.

    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman
    Date: 6/28/2015 4:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Paul! So glad it brought back good memories!
  1. Date: 5/5/2015 5:26:00 PM
    well, I was wrong about that. I clicked on your number one BEST poem at Soup and found this amazing write of yours. Congrats on its success!!

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:07:00 PM
    truth, that is what rang in my ears and touched my heart as I read this poem. inspiring work indeed! Stacey

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 6:47:00 AM
    There is a lot of wisdom in this well done poem Kim.I'm glad to see it in the winners circle. Anne

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 9:28:00 AM
    a wonderful write Kim...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 9:03:00 AM
    Thanks for a very inspiring poem my friend Kim. My sincerest congratulations on your win. Have a good day always. Love, maria :)

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 10:13:00 AM
    I extremely love your poem my dear friend Kim! Excellent poem for wisdom! Thank you so much for sharing and this goes to my fav! Thank you so much and my biggest congratulations on your fantastic win too! May God bless you and your love ones always! love and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 12:58:00 AM
    Hi congratulations Kim luv, this is a lovely write and well deserving of a winning spot...I am hoping for more time next week for more reading and commenting xx

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 8:41:00 PM
    KIM, your poem is amazing, love your thoughts on the topic "SEEDS" for this contest... goodnight~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 8:16:00 PM
    congrats' SandyIvy

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 5:04:00 PM
    How often I've heard this in younger days but never the way you say it Kim! You add the right examples to clear any confusion and it comes out beautifully! Love, Lizzy

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 9:12:00 AM
    lovely poem, Kim..

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 12:40:00 AM
    Yes! I love it! Gonna Fav this one. :o)

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 12:07:00 PM
    what a super poem Kim and a fantastic message within .. love it xx