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My dirty hands

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My dirty hands

My dirty hands

I hold the rich, crumbly dirt in my hands,
Savoring the warmth of sunlight in it,
Inhaling the aromas of power that 
The dark earth holds.

With this power and a tiny seed
I can create wonders.
Where now the earth is idle, I can, 
With nature’s help, sow seeds into this ground,
Watch as small green fledglings emerge
And stretch towards the life giving sunlight.

My gardener’s heart jumps with delight,
And with a feeling of gratitude
I watch over those emerald babies.

There is a lot of trust between 
gardener and plant.
I trust they will grow, they trust 
I will water them, watch over them.

One day soon, some will tower over me.
It is amazing!

In the shade provided by golden sunflowers 
and soft yellow blooming okra stalks,
 I kneel down to weed.
They soak up the sun, I appreciate 
the shade they give.
Happily I work with my dirty hands.







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  1. Date: 4/11/2011 7:13:00 AM
    I have stopped by to read some of your excellent poetry today Bridget. I hope to be back soon to read more. I wish you the best with your writing always. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 11:46:00 AM
    Bridget, I come again to express a feeling that was left in my message. The dirty hands you are talking about are not dirty after all. These hands, believe me, will shine on the day of judgement and will be kissed by God for helping beautify the world in contrast to the glamourous lustful hands of grabbers and the corrupt that will burn in hell fire. So be happy. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 11:32:00 AM
    What a brilliant write, Bridget -so enchanting -so philosophic. You are a talented poet. Thanks also for your encouraging comments on my poem The Gardener. God Bless you! -Mohammad

  1. Date: 4/15/2009 1:52:00 PM
    one of these thumbs must be green. jhl

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 2:37:00 AM
    Hi Bridget a nice poem I too like to watch my seeds begin to flourish. I don't always buy my seeds sometimes I start off with the pips of a tomato etc. God Bless keep planting. Leon

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 8:55:00 PM
    nice theme. very enjoyable write. love and peace-james

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 7:08:00 PM
    Whether they are truly plants or people you nourish, they are lucky to have a gardener like you protecting them, Bridget! Wonderful work!