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Seed Prayer

August 20, 2013
by Coach Cora

by Guest Blogger Megan Steinbeck

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there’s a seed that

wants to grow
but it’s locked in tissue and bone
I say, be still, you don’t need water
there’s a seed that wants to grow
but I’m too timid to let it germinate
to nurture into something tender, take root—
and smudge it out,
tend to children, dishes, sweep away fallen crumbs
there’s a seed that
wants to grow
but I let it lie hidden tight—a specked dark grooved seed
that yearns—
longs for sunlight.

there’s a seed that
wants to grow
but it’s locked in tissue and bone
I say,
stay down
in awaited silence—
in grief.
do you want to expose
what you’re made of?
spring tender shoots?
the wild world will eat you.
there’s a seed that
wants to grow,
but I’m too hard.
I’m dark caked earth that holds
ancient and buried sorrows.

there’s a seed that
wants to grow, I water it
at dawn sometimes
when the moon sets.
I say, I know you,
have a little water.
I control it—
tell it what to do.
I dig it up, rub the jagged pitted edges
smooth.
press it tight in my palm
and feel its pulse
as it drinks
the salted drops fallen from my eyes.

 

 

Megan Steinbeck is a friend, a colleague, and a Transformational & Wellness Coach who thrives in helping others achieve the life that they so desire. For more information on Megan, you may visit her on her website at: http://www.megansteinbeck.com/, and she may also be reached via email at: transform@megansteinbeck.com

 

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