January 26, 2017

"How Can I Grow?"



How can I grow
If I have no roots?

I am a limb and
I have been grafted
From an oak tree onto
A flowering peach.

I shall bear no fruit
But I am expected to bloom.
I am expected to give birth
to beautiful, golden peaches.

Having lived on a tree
with which I share no roots,
I am living by the rules set
forth for this tree.

I do not breathe or move
That I do not wonder if I
Shall wrong this tree.
I have found that in the
Spring I am expected to bloom.
I do not bloom.

I would like to be myself, to
grow straight and strong,
As my heart is pulling; but
I am expected to be filled
with golden fruit.

What will I do? I must do what
My feelings direct me to do.
I am an oak. I am not sure
what kind of oak, but I am
an oak. I can feel it in my
heart and in my soul.

I must search and find out what
kind of oak I am.
I must find out
what is to become of me.

I am expected to bear golden fruit.
I will never be able to do such a thing.
But I can become a beautiful chair
or a table grand.

Author: Molly Apperson
A beautiful adoptee friend.

5 comments:

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"How Can I Grow?" is a beautiful peom having a lesson. We need love, attention and fresh air to grow just like the plants need air, watering and sunlight.

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شركة تنظيف سجاد بالقطيف

منار علي said...
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sandy said...


ارخص شركة نقل عفش بمكة
نقل عفش شمال الرياض
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sandy said...


نستخدم افضل ادوات تنظيف و غسيل الخزانات لاننا افضل شركات غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة و عمال مروبون وحاصلون على شهادة صحية فقط اتصل بنا لتحصل على افضل خدمة تنظيف خزانات بالمدينة المنورة