IT’S YOUR GARDEN
Plant a seed and water it with hope for fruit not born yet.
Nurturing this is optimism
in a world grown hot with debate and storms of dissent.
Guard that seed, nourish it with water of faith
all assaults can be guarded against, overcome.
Once a seed grows to give its bounty it is hard to be undone.
Though some with saw and ax will always be in the garden,
perhaps a taste of healing fruit may, or blessing of color,
will help undo desire to destroy an idea from a seedling grown.
© M Durfee