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Seeds of Love

By Rick Henry ChristopherPublished 9 days ago Updated 9 days ago 1 min read
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I was put on this journey

My vessel wailing and whirring

Drifting through invisible

Drifting through the air


Full grown from a wandering seed

My feet have rooted

They are planted

But tangled in the weeds


I've progressed through this desert

On roads that are treacherous

My clothes are torn and smell afoul

I haven't the will to wash them


I'm on the run

Running from that hope of light

In my hand my heart is pounding

I'm hiding from the sun


Living in the dark

Hiding in the night

My heart is rigid

Gritty like the sand


I care not for anything

My shadow in the dark

Away from love

In obscure

Running from the promise


I am restless

I need to keep moving

Dressed in darkness

Dressed in gloom

The walls are caving in

I've reached a dead-end in this maze


Repeating lost

Repeating lost

I am in a haze


Are you there?

I cannot see you

The fog is very thick


No beginning and no end

But I hear you calling

Through the chambers

Through the black hole

It all seems so intense


I hear a whisper in the breeze

But I refuse to listen

Distant roads are calling

I don't want to answer

My ears are burning

They are aching

Deaf to the voices from the clouds


There are signs all over me

In unexpected places

But I just keep on going

Past the beauty and the sunshine


After years of running

My mind is scorched

My legs have worn

I'm in pain

And I am crawling

My throat is parched

I need a drink


Up ahead

It seems so far

I see a paradise

A river streaming to a lake

I've finally reached the shore


The air is still

The birds are quiet

I hear the water running

A stream of beauty in my view

I run to see tranquility


Kneeling by the glistening water

I cup my blistered hands

With this drink I am refreshed

An infant born from death


The road's been long

The desert dry

But I am home again

The seeds of love were planted here

And now I see them growing

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About the Creator

Rick Henry Christopher

Writing is a distraction for me. It takes me to places unknown that fulfill my need for intellectual stimulus, emotional release, and a soothing of the breaks and bruises of the day.


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  • Adam Stanbridgeabout 16 hours ago

    Powerful imagery. Loved it.

  • Mariann Carroll3 days ago

    Excellent used of words for imagery 😊

  • Grz Colm3 days ago

    Hi there, I really enjoyed your poem. I’m a sucker for a bit of hope when it feels like there is none at times. 😊 I just joined this group so not too sure if I have read anything of yours before.. I just read your mini bio though and reasons for writing and I responded to that a lot; there’s definitely a healing, a cleansing and “emotional release” to writing. Thanks for sharing.

  • “In my hand my heart ❤️ is pounding❗”😉Great job Rick❗❗❗✨❤️

  • You’ve told quite a story with this poem! Nicely done

  • Heather Hubler6 days ago

    A very emotional piece...you could feel your emotions bleeding off the page. Lovely work :)

  • Outstanding!!

  • Gina C.7 days ago

    This was beautiful, raw, and emotional — all in one!! Wonderful job!! ❤️

  • Ahna Lewis7 days ago

    Nice job! Your words invite the reader to walk alongside the poet, experiencing the trials and triumphs of his journey. Powerful ending and so well expressed!

  • Loryne Andawey7 days ago

    This was a raw piece and I love how you broke it in a way that allows us to contemplate each stage of your (and by extension our) journey. Beautifully executed 😄

  • Donna Renee8 days ago

    ❤️This was really a beautiful way to express so many emotions and it flowed very naturally and freely. I love this style!

  • Love it. You have stumbled upon a great form for epxressing yourself!

  • Paul Stewart8 days ago

    bravo Rick this was full of so much raw emotion and great word choices!

  • Excellent poem Rick.

  • This was quite an emotional journey. Loved the ending, very inspirational!

  • JANE AYU8 days ago

    Beautiful Poem

  • Leslie Writes8 days ago

    Intense. Nice imagery :)

  • You could really feel the emotion in this. Well done! This poem grabs you from the first line and holds on for the rest of the journey

  • JBaz8 days ago

    You feel alot of the writers emotions in this piece. Very well crafted.

  • C. H. Richard8 days ago

    The last two lines pulled at my heart. Well done ❤️

  • Tiffany Gordon 9 days ago

    Beautifully written! So many emotions successfully captured in one piece!

  • Cathy holmes9 days ago

    Very nicely done.

  • Scott Wade9 days ago

    Beautiful poem and journey! 🥰

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