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Every Seed Grows

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Every Seed Grows

In this field of plantation; 
Where I walk and plant various 
parts of myself around this 
world; 
I sometimes look back and notice 
the trail; 
I recognize the lettuce of charity
I’ve grown constantly through the 
years, 
the tomatoes of kindness which 
resonates red to the world, 
For as the blood flows within my 
temple, 
Kindness will always be found 
here; 
Also my celery of respect remains 
long, 
And continues growing as much as I 
do; 
And yet for all these positive elements 
I’ve learned to express to my 
environment; 
Occasionally I plant a bad seed which 
poison’s the essence of my entire
being; 
And for that, I apologize. 

Although a perfectionist in small doses I 
am not perfect, 
And as a result my garden of Eden
contains more infamous fruit then I 
would want, 
Stemming from lack of growth in my 
maturity plant; 
While a few of any negative offspring 
have cultivated, 
None have been more consistent in growth 
than my deception seed.

Unfortunately as I’ve grown into 
adulthood, 
So has my subconscious lying, 
Sadly after a while you don’t even 
realize that it still sleeps in your 
field, 
And as a human constantly harvesting 
you learn to accept it; 
However evolution never grows 
old, 
And even a perfect saint contains a 
lifetime of imperfect downfalls, 
So while I’m familiar with deception, 
It is those virtuous seeds that grow 
within me, 
That are parallel with my height 
and with that, I’m content.  

God never asked for our field to be 
perfect, 
But to show progression, 
So that it could display many of lives 
lessons, 
And as my life continues adding up, 
I can promise the world that my 
dark seeds subtract simultaneously; 
But yet I understand we’re all human, 
And we must reap what we 
sow, 
Therefore I’m hoping that my seeds of 
empowerment in the form of black eyed 
peas, fall into my neighbors field, 
Thereby enriching their lives for yet another 
season. 

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  1. Date: 5/18/2014 10:43:00 PM
    This poem is really amazing... You commented on my poem The Wind. Thanks Jiril! You're so nice.

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 5/19/2014 9:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ayesha. Appreciate the love
  1. Date: 4/30/2014 9:13:00 PM
    Great comparrisons, I respect that, and the like God never asked .... that stanza shows that you know what you are doing. keep trying and growing good things. :)

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 4/30/2014 10:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Casarah. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 12/7/2013 2:00:00 PM
    I like this piece of yours.. this is unique..I like the style of story telling within this poem.. :))

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 12/7/2013 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Shirley. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 3:09:00 AM
    This poem is unique as I suspect you are. Beverly

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 11/21/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Beverly.
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 2:11:00 AM
    I like your comparison of planting vegetables and aspects of your personality. It resonates wisdom. Best wishes Linda x

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 11/18/2013 8:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda.
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:29:00 PM
    Loved how you incorporated food and pieces of yourself to allow us to envision the beauty that was taking place within your "SOLE" Darla

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 11/12/2013 9:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Darla. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 10/4/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Jiril,wow I love your writing,it is refreshing and great,Keep writing I will stop by again,Ivy

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 10/4/2013 6:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ivy. I appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 9/28/2013 8:20:00 PM
    What a beautiful poem Jiril Clemons !

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 9/28/2013 9:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Fatima. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 7:37:00 PM
    These are some powerful and meaningful words. Gets to the heart of what is going on in the world and how we need to change. great job

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 9/21/2013 8:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robin. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:10:00 PM
    May you continue to grow as a person.....and disperse the lettuce of charity as you travel.....great metaphors here.

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 9/15/2013 8:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Wayne. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 9/4/2013 9:30:00 AM
    Wondrous

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 9/4/2013 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Alozor. Appreciate the luv, bruh.
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 10:55:00 PM
    Wow

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 9/2/2013 11:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Christy. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 5/22/2013 11:50:00 AM
    - You're right: All is not perfect here on earth. - If ... all planted seeds of love and kindness ... it was perhaps a better place to live for all .... Yes, I like your poem, Jiril. - Thank you for visiting my poems. - Enjoyable with visit, welcome back ... - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)