Updated: Dec 30, 2018
What if your life was a garden
and you are the gardener.
What if you are the planter
and also the harvester.
What you grow comes from seeds planted
and what you reap comes from soils harvest.
It’s the garden that you call life
and you are it's artist.
You each have a garden
that is kept by your hand.
What you grow is what you cultivate
from the seeds that you plant in your land.
A garden planted by default
is a garden that you will see
as the victim of whatever happens
and whatever will be will be.
You must keep feeding the soil
with healthy food for healthy fruit.
If you starve your hardened ground
no healthy plants will take root.
Weeds grow fast and deep
so be sure to weed out often.
They are easier to pull up
when the roots are small and soften.
But even the weeds have a purpose
so must be treated with respect.
Its means you must find your learning
in the parts of you they reflect.
A good garden need boundaries
And a good boundary doesn't hide or smother.
A kind but defined boundary works best
while respecting the boundaries of others.
If you are given seeds from others
but they don't look healthy and true.
Discard them politely and with respect
they are not meant to be owned by you
Give your garden some shelter
from the harshest of nature’s weather.
Keep your roots deep and strong
They are strongest when bonded together
Give your garden plenty of light
don't let it live in the shade.
It's worse if you can't grow
living in shadows that others have made.
Give time to trim back
the parts of the garden that are gone.
Stop feeding the plants that are still and lifeless
give them back to the ground where they come from.
You are the gardener of your garden
and the fruits that you produce
are the result of the care you invest
in the harvest that comes from you.