Saturday, February 16, 2008

Blossom or Manure

If I chose to be the Blossom
I could garner the praise of Men
Mine could be the prizes …
Many ribbons could I win.
But only once, just that one time …
then never, ever again.

But if I choose to be the manure,
Unseen, unknown, without glamour,
I could nurture the dreams of many
Not once, but over and over.
To be admired and win the prizes,
Again, and yet again.

16 February 2008


Merelyme said...


John-Michael said...

Well said!

Lori said...

Thank you for leaving such kind, sweet words at my blog under "Building Hope". I appreciate it!

And....I get this poem!

John-Michael said...

Hooray!! Thank you Lori.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi, John-Michael!

That poem is really beautiful and so absolutely true. Not everyone was meant to be the blooming flower!

Thank you so much for the kind comment you left on my blog! I appreciate it and am always happy to make new friends! I'll be back to read some more, you're blog is very interesting!


John-Michael said...

Hi Lizzy ... I am delighted to welcome you to my little world ... yours certainly enhanced my outlook and perspective. I am eager for us to know us better.

Vi said...

Yep, totally get it. You write beautifully J-M, I was moved by your comment to me. Lovely.

Keep up the good work!

John-Michael said...

Bless You Vi. You just made me feel really, really good. As did reading your gift of a blog...I'll be back there for more!

Lori said...

JM - thanks once again for your comments over at my place. I can't imagine NOT knowing seasons...did you see my "Blue Winter" post a few down? That's what the road looks like by our house. Sometimes winter gets a bit weary (like this one!) but there is so much beauty also.

My daughter is heading to Florida in May for her senior trip. I know she's looking forward to warmth, blue skies and sand between her toes!

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