Plant the seeds

Plant the seeds

A Poem by Tabby Mac

Because we can't fix people, we can only meet them where they are at... we are all broken and the only thing we can offer are seeds of love... whether one plants them or not is not for us to decide.

On the floor I lay with bleeding wounds
waiting for someone like you.
But, then you leave me.
Here comes another.
Always throwing seeds.
What can they do?
Don't they know I am bleeding clean through?
"Take your stupid seeds!"
I throw them back as they walk away.
I have been screaming all day.

Years have past...and at last,

I know why you all walked away.
"And can I just say, thank you for all the seeds.
I am sorry I threw them away.
For I am about to bleed out.
And I am face to face with one sprout.
I planted it a few days ago.
The leaves are already so big.
That one should fit my leg.
I bet the next one I can wrap around my heart.
How long I have sat here torn apart
waiting for someone to tend my wounds?
So many came to help me
but, I turned them down.
I couldn't see that all I had to do was...

© 2017 Tabby Mac

Author's Note

Tabby Mac
Spread seeds of love...and when you receive a seed plant it.

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the metaphors are very well-placed, and I loved how you compared us with plants. Lovely read.
P.s. plants are better than humans

Posted 9 Months Ago

So powerful! Your writing cuts to the bone the memories of darker times gone past. The pain and the heartbreak and yet the inability to let anyone intervene is innate to our need to gain every last bit of understanding to eventually understand when we have crossed over truly into the light. So powerful, thanks for sharing your heart so pure! ❤

Posted 10 Months Ago

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Absolutely agree with spreading seeds of love. Meaningful write and thought.

Posted 11 Months Ago

Tabby Mac

11 Months Ago

Thank you Ty! I appreciate your kind words and encouragement!

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Added on July 20, 2017
Last Updated on July 20, 2017


Tabby Mac
Tabby Mac


I love to write! This is the first time I'm sharing my writing. I usually keep it for myself. Feel free to leave a review I'd like to hear your thoughts! I aspire to write a book some day, but for n.. more..

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A Poem by Tabby Mac