So Too In Life – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Anger and bitterness can be like weeds.” Connie Rose Porter

So Too In Life

Love for a garden can be devoured 
so easily by its many interlopers,
not least the greedy weed who
masquerades as desired, mimics
for a moment your many plants,
and takes a lion's share of goodness
for itself.

Love for a garden must be strong 
enough to include tough measures
for the removal of weeds at their 
roots, striking at their source and 
strength, eradicating their threat;
as with weeds in the garden, 
so in life.

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36 responses to “So Too In Life – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. How very well observed, Paul.

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  2. very good.. i will have to talk the grubs.. they are the culprits at the moment Paul.

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  3. The third-grade class was studding garden tools when the teacher held up a picture and said this is a hoe. A boy in the back of the class said. “My sister is a hoe, and she don’t look anything like that.”

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  4. I’m wondering how far the weed removal metaphor extends to people who are the threat.

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  5. A weed is a flower by another name. OR
    A weed is something you don’t want! 🥰

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  6. Yes, we live in a garden called life. But we aren’t taking very good care of it.

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  7. A wonderful metaphor Paul.

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  9. lync56

    Great poem and so true but using metaphor somehow gives it more power


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