I wrote the following piece of Flash Fiction for our Church magazine in response to this months theme of SPRING.
by John Yeo
To the gardener, Spring is an exciting season of birth-rebirth and renewal.
Seeds are planted in the sure hope that new life will spring from the ground in the form of food and flowery sensations. Some plants in the borders appearing dead and past resuscitation suddenly spring back to life from their Winter dormancy. The cacophony of birdsong and calls that is known as the dawn chorus begins as wild birds build their nests laying numerous eggs, nurturing and helping them to develop into chicks.
Spring always a season of new life has been extra special for us this year as Margaret and I have been presented with a new Great Grandson, a Spring baby. I wrote this poem which I have dedicated to him and I am delighted to share here as a tribute to all concerned with our grateful thanks to God.
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 the 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.
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