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This poem came to me as I was planting onions in my garden . . . dirt on my hands, sun in my eyes, wind in my hair . . .

Our first awareness
      falling through time
      through blood-rain, pure white snow, green vegetation 
      down into deep earth
      warm sunshine
      cool wind
      soaking rain

Energy flowing-up through our pod
      each day we grew bigger
      snug together with brothers and sisters
      bursting our little cozy shell
      then one day
      a father and daughter
      plucked us from the vine
      stripped – we lay bare upon a tray
      disorientated and tender but alive  
      a life force deep inside us
      our skin soft but hardening 
      then sleep . . . waiting for the one

Daddy!!  Come see the beans
They changed colors
I see brown ones with white specks
      Yellow with black dots
      Orange with blue stripes 
But wait  . . .  there are three larger beans that seem to glow and vibrate
      one is blood-red
      another . . .  brilliant white
      the last . . .  forest green
What does this mean daddy?
Is it evil?

No my sweet darling
These are special beans
Descended from an ancient garden long ago . . . 
      no longer of this world
It was a place of love and light
No death but a deep communion between mother earth and us
The three beans are:  Peace, Purity, Prosperity 

These beans will feed a starving world 
      Bring healing to the hurting
      Laughter to the downtrodden   
      Hope to the desolate 
      Love to the unloved   
      Life to the dead
These beans hold deep magic

How do they work Daddy?
      a worthy woman is chosen
      who is humble of heart
      strong in spirit
      wise in love 

Who is this lady?
      the magic beans choose
      they only appear to the one female
      you, my darling . . .  you are the one

Me?  I am only a girl
I have none of these things . . . 
      the beans see deep within a soul
      they never lie
      they have chosen you 
      together you will change the world!

Daddy, I am scared . . .
I am shaking 
I am not worthy
      breathe deeply, close your eyes 
      put the beans in your mouth

Daddy, I taste sweetness
Molasses, ginger, caramel . . . now chocolate 
I see visions upon the wind
Blood, wars, rage, yelling . . . unbearable things
      yes, darling the evil is strong here
      let the blood from the red bean flow
      let it mingle with your love
      it will defeat this evil and bring
      healing and forgiveness . . . peace

The white bean is singing with my voice – Daddy!
Sweet is her song
I see merriment, laugher, dancing . . . 
People hugging and holding hands
My tears are falling
Filling rivers with waters of light, love and purity
Joy reverberates from mountains peaks

From my open lips runs rich green sap
Deep does the earth drink
Big drafts of life and love
I see fields flowing with
Cream, honey, and wine
Trees waving to the sun
The earth is rejoicing

I see beans being planted 
In a garden
A man and a little girl
      yes, my Little One, soar now
      fill the world with your love
      fill the wind with your song
      love generously 

Such is the magic of these colored beans

David Meade

Love Generously

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 9/4/2015 12:50:00 PM
Delightful, enlight-full, bright ecosystemic. Not just beautifully written; gorgeously sung. Thanks so much. Gerald Oliver
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Date: 5/23/2015 11:37:00 AM
Excellent beauty is adorned about the magic beans of human life. A great, congrats. Loved always, my lovely friend,bl
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Date: 3/6/2015 9:06:00 AM
Good story, good poem. It flows well and holds your interest from start to finish. This poem comes alive within the reader's heart as the story unfolds before them. The imagery and emotions lift you from your world and places you in a fairy tale fantasy, where you feel welcome. Emile.
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Date: 2/20/2015 12:10:00 PM
You have taken me on a fabulous journey, David. No giddiness, just feeling blessed to have the privilege of your sharing, inspiring me to my own garden. Wonderful paintings.
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Date: 2/19/2015 10:26:00 PM
David, a perfect winner!
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Date: 2/16/2015 12:40:00 AM
David, CONGRATULATIONS! A sweet Magic bean Win*** Love **SKAT
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Date: 2/16/2015 10:03:00 PM
Thank-you SKAT, it was a fun write for me and I enjoyed all the entries. When I first saw the theme, I was not interested but as the days went by and I read some of the other poems I began seeing words and colors dance in my head until I just had to write it out. Thanks for stopping by and spending a little time with me. Much appreciated -- much love, light and magic!!
Date: 2/15/2015 5:55:00 PM
Nope you got 7th, right above my 8th. big congrats. I just checked it.
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Date: 2/16/2015 10:04:00 PM
Not often I can get ahead of you!! I think I like being behind you better! Much love and light dear Andrea.
Date: 2/15/2015 5:54:00 PM
I guess this one finally got judged, so I am here to say congrats and it's a shame if it only got an hm like you said below here. you put so much work into this one!!
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Date: 2/14/2015 8:39:00 PM
Back again to congratulate you on your win. Blessings my dear friend and Happy Valentine’s Eve
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Date: 2/14/2015 12:05:00 PM
wonderfully written David many congrats on your win:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 2/14/2015 2:59:00 AM
David, Congratulations, on your win. Stop by my latest blog or poem "50 shades of what?" if you'd like. Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day, thank you for the Magic Beans Poem -Always & Forever- LINDA
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Date: 2/11/2015 11:27:00 AM
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Date: 2/7/2015 9:29:00 PM
so this one was judged? Dang. I did not get a win then. Well, Congrats to you, David .this one sure deserved a win.
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Date: 2/7/2015 10:41:00 PM
Thanks Andrea, I just check my member page under contest and it says honorable mention -- not sure who came in first but all of the poems were magical and delightful . . . all the best dear friend and may your dreams be filled with joy and delicious magical beans!!
Date: 2/7/2015 2:52:00 PM
Am I chosen to eat these color beans? Makes one wonder. I like the story. Good work for the poem of the week.
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Date: 2/7/2015 10:42:00 PM
You are more than worth to eat these magical beans -- your heart is pure and mighty . . . thank-you for your time and visit.
Date: 2/7/2015 4:46:00 AM
congratulations david very beautifully painted on poem of the week excellent pen dear pal
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Date: 2/7/2015 12:04:00 PM
Thanks Liam -- talking about magic -- you have another magical poem . . . your words are golden
Date: 2/6/2015 3:00:00 PM
Wonderfully written, David. You drew me into the poem it was wonderful. Congrats on poem of the week. Janet
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Date: 2/7/2015 12:05:00 PM
Thank-you Janet, you are most kind and I wish you joy and happiness . . . looking forward to getting to reading more of your poem. Much love and light.
Date: 2/6/2015 10:55:00 AM
Well done. This is a remarkable piece. very thought provoking. wouldn't it be wonderful if defeating evil and poverty etc was as easy.
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Date: 2/6/2015 12:02:00 PM
Yes, Fiona that would be a miracle . . . may we always keep in our heart the possibility . . . thank-you kindly for your visit and comment -- you are precious. Much love and light.
Date: 2/5/2015 10:52:00 PM
Back again, David to congratulate you on Poem of the Week. Blessings dear friend Eve
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Date: 2/6/2015 12:01:00 PM
Thank-you Eve, your friendship is precious and magical to me.
Date: 2/5/2015 5:42:00 PM
Simply stunning.......such a worthy poem for the Poem of the Week !! Hooray for you!
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Date: 2/5/2015 9:35:00 PM
Thank-you Carrie for your high praise -- you made my night. Much love and light dear friend.
Date: 2/5/2015 1:49:00 PM
The compassion for humanity in the message contained in this poem is just brilliant David. So glad to see it honored as POTW. Congratultions!
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Date: 2/5/2015 9:34:00 PM
Thank-you Connie, it started out as a garden poem but quickly morphed into -- well, magic!! Thank-you for spending time with me today . . . that is always magical for me.
Date: 2/4/2015 10:21:00 PM
A gem my friend. Such creativity and well written verse. Very solid 7 from me my friend.. Bravooo!!!!!
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Date: 2/5/2015 9:32:00 PM
Thanks Robert, you are a true friend and I appreciate you time . . . may the magic of the beans always fill your heart with joy!!
Date: 2/4/2015 7:37:00 PM
It's so nice to read your verse this evening. Just delightful. Light & Love
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Date: 2/4/2015 9:38:00 PM
Debbie, thank-you for stopping by . . . you always brighten my dark nights. Much and love and magic light dear friend.
Date: 2/4/2015 12:24:00 PM
A 7+ and more my friend, I enjoyed the lovely imagery of conquering the evils with love, forgiveness and peace, these are truly magical beans indeed which flow throughout this marvelous read. Congratulations David on your well deserved POTW entry ;-), Many Blessings, Adell
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Date: 2/4/2015 9:41:00 PM
Thank-you Adell, the magic of the beans it that it fills our imagination to the possibilities that exists . . . may we never lose hope but always finds ways to love. Many Blessings dear Adell
Date: 2/4/2015 9:08:00 AM
Hey David, a very hardy congratulations on POTW. This is a wonderful poem and thank you for sharing it with us. Be Blessed, Neva
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Date: 2/4/2015 9:39:00 PM
Thank-you Neva, I am blessed that you stopped by and spent a few minutes with me. I hope and pray that the magic of the beans fill your heart. Much love and light.
Date: 2/4/2015 8:26:00 AM
A very human touch to this poem with an easily understandable message that surrounds your words with magic. Emile.
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Date: 2/4/2015 9:37:00 PM
You are the best Emile -- I am so glad you are here writing, posting, and commenting. . . your heart and words are filled with delightful magic -- deep magic! Much love and light dear friend.