Among Weeds and Thorns

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When the garden is filled with weeds

Yet one stubborn flower

Finds the strength to grow,

Am I to frown

Because it is the only one?

Is it not a very welcomed blessing?

Surely its beauty

Nourishes my hungry soul

Giving me the strength

To tackle the overgrowth

Of opposition

Not unlike the single

Blooming rose

Basking in the midst

Of thorns;


Of a coming new season!

By Martha L Shaw ©2013


6 Responses to Among Weeds and Thorns

  1. lindamowles says:

    Wonderful, beautiful post, Martha. It reminds me of a post from 2015 on The Ruminant Scribe entitled The Bobcat and the Tulips, where I talked of re-landscaping our front yard only to have 2 tulips, from the old garden bed, come up the following year. God’s creation can grow and inspire even in the hardest of places and times. Blessings to you today.

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    • Thanks, Linda! Your memory reminds me of my own! The year I bought my first home and knowing nothing of gardening, a lone tulip appeared in season and came all 15 years I lived there! Other like surprises came now and then! Love it! I still have no green thumb!

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  2. Baydreamer says:

    Beautiful words and message, Martha. 💕


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