For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Bury the (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Some possible titles include: “Bury the Hatchet,” “Bury the Body,” “Bury the Past,” “Bury the Hate,” and “Bury the Acorns.”
BURY THE SEEDS
by John Yeo
Bury the seeds in the minds of the young,
Nurture and take care of their fertile minds.
Allow them freedom to think things through
Watch the growth of ideas spring forth.
Harvest the results of future growth
In technology, the arts, and science.
Enjoy the improvements in life.
Bury the seeds of peace and freedom,
Nurture a caring, sharing empathy for all.
Allow a mixture of cultures in life
Promote a feeling of self- worth with thought.
Harvest the feelings of peace and love.
No more war, free speech with equality.
Enjoy sharing the feeling of a natural life.
Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved
Written for Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic asides blog on “Writers Digest”