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The mustard seed

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Below is the poem entitled The mustard seed which was written by poet Peter Duggan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The mustard seed

A mustard seed

Our savior told a story
In his usual way
He tried to make folk understand
As he did on many a day.
He said with voice all soft and calm
“What be it like? God’s heaven
What story can I use today
How can I tell you then?”

“It be like what happens then
When a mustard seed
Is planted there beneath the soil
It be so small indeed
“And yet” he said “once it be planted
So large the tree does grow
And spreads its branches all around
Gives shade where birds can go”

Our Lord, he used these stories
When he did talk to folk
And all that then could understand
They gained from words he spoke
He told folk naught without these stories
Yet to his twelve disciples
He explained then everything
To them he told it all.

2005





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  1. Date: 8/15/2013 4:12:00 PM
    His twelve apostles were his beloved ones, and he taught them much, as he does us if we are willing, enjoyed your verse Peter, xxx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/15/2013 4:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Rose, I love those two chapters in the Bible, And I have put every bit of them into verse. I am no religion but love them all. It's when it comes to organized religion it leaves me cold. I adore the Sermon on the mount, truly beautiful...Peter
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 6:14:00 AM
    well described Peter teaching us much. Shadows x smiles

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/15/2013 4:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Shadow...peter