Plant a Seed

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration:  Old Wives Tales
“TAKE AN OLD WIVES TALE AND WRITE IT AS TRUTH. WRITE ABOUT SOMEONE BORN IN A CABBAGE PATCH, OR A PERSON WHOSE FACE STAYS DISTORTED AFTER MAKING IT, OR SOMEONE WHO NEEDS GLASSES AFTER… WELL, YOU KNOW – THEY SIT TOO CLOSE TO THE T.V.!”

A child, warned, swallowed watermelon seeds
He liked to chew on them, took no heed
If you eat the black pits,
and swallow `fore you spit
seeds will grow big. They did–into a forest of trees.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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