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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.

2/13/13
Kim Merryman
For SandyIvy's Seed contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 8/2/2019 9:13:00 PM
Oh my, oh my... I must commit this to memory. What a lovely penned piece of art. Prayers that you win. It would be well deserved. sunflowers and tiny baby's breath... Ann
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Kim Merryman
Date: 8/3/2019 2:40:00 PM
Thank you, Ann! I'm glad you liked it!
Date: 4/2/2017 12:06:00 PM
Good rhyme and flow; and truth.
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Date: 3/3/2017 11:12:00 PM
This is what Life is all about. Thank you for reminding me in this wonderful poem of yours
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Kim Merryman
Date: 3/12/2017 4:40:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by to read!
Date: 3/1/2016 2:05:00 AM
Good flow of thoughts. Our deeds will indeed decide the life we lead.
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Date: 2/28/2016 6:28:00 AM
Hello Kim, Your poem hits home. I have reaped a lot from what Ive sown. Oliver
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Date: 2/26/2016 8:16:00 AM
I loved it very touching to ones and very truthful
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Date: 2/25/2016 3:07:00 PM
Yes we do. Well done
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Date: 2/24/2016 4:58:00 AM
A prophetic poem. Great metaphors. Very well done. I enjoyed reading it - twice so far, and I am sure I will again.
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Date: 2/24/2016 2:58:00 AM
True enough, the good seeds you've sown in this life will bear much fruits in the harvest time. A wonderful poem for inspiration! Well, done Kim!
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Date: 2/23/2016 9:39:00 PM
Well written beautiful poem
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Date: 2/23/2016 6:40:00 PM
A wonderfully written and meaning poem Kim.
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Date: 2/23/2016 4:38:00 PM
Wow I must say this is a very powerful poem. No truer words can be spoken. Well done my congradulations on such a GREAT poem. Thanks so very much for sharing your work~ God Bless ~
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Date: 2/23/2016 4:36:00 PM
Loved it, it is a well rendered poem. I'm glad to see that someone else can write lyrical verse too.
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Date: 2/23/2016 4:08:00 PM
Enjoyed reading those words of profound truth.
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Date: 2/23/2016 4:01:00 PM
The lesson is an unfailing and eternal truth. The only amendment to such a truth is that, "The reaping usually brings forth MORE than was sown".
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Date: 2/23/2016 3:57:00 PM
It's not belief, it happens in reality. Very nice my lovely friend,bl
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Date: 2/23/2016 3:05:00 PM
Congrats Kim on becoming a lifetime member. first time i've read your work and i love the theme of the ones i've read. God bless and carry on. Tom
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Date: 8/21/2015 1:56:00 PM
Kim: What a wonderfully written message to us all. Thanks for sharing. oldbuck
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Kim Merryman
Date: 8/28/2015 6:53:00 PM
Thank you for your comment, Old Buck!
Date: 8/2/2015 7:54:00 AM
Way to go, Kim. Good job
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Kim Merryman
Date: 8/28/2015 6:52:00 PM
Thank you for your comment, James!
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!
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Kim Merryman
Date: 8/1/2015 6:22:00 PM
Kim, thank you for your encouraging comment!
Date: 7/21/2015 7:49:00 AM
You've captured the biblical view of sowing and reaping. Great job, Kim.
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Kim Merryman
Date: 8/1/2015 6:21:00 PM
Thank you, James!
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
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Kim Merryman
Date: 7/8/2015 6:48:00 PM
Thank you, Janece! I appreciate your encouraging words!
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.
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Kim Merryman
Date: 6/28/2015 4:03:00 PM
Thank you, Paul! So glad it brought back good memories!
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!!
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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
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