Greenhouse

Give peace a place to grow.

Harvest seeds that harbor hope.

Let sunlight extirpate the elongated shadows

of fear, hatred and doubt

and clothe the future in a softer shroud.

Pay attention to perception –

no one pair of eyes sees the world for all –

we have selective vision, biased opinions.

Like a garden, we weed out competition

even if it grows from the same root system.

Thoughts, ideas, actions spread quickly

in the presence of open-minded decision making.

Just as a hot house warms and stimulates tomatoes,

positive energy and active productivity induces solutions.

The greenhouse has a clear purpose that others can absorb.

One can see inside and outside of a problem

and define the path to follow, the cause to serve.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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7 Responses to Greenhouse

  1. Reblogged this on it doesn't have to rhyme and commented:
    so much energy in this please take a look at Tylers site you’ll love it!
    https://tylerpedersen02.wordpress.com/

  2. matthewexeter says:

    I have noticed in many poems lately things about bees, given the bee crises that has been happening, many of these poems are from many years ago. I certainly feel that writing has a certain element of scrying in it. I’m not sure why I am saying this here, but it is related

    • Matthew, while I totally understand the crystal ball perspective of the poems you describe, when I’ve written about bees or greenhouses, it’s purely used as a metaphor or interesting subject matter from nature’s playground. I too am worried about the bee crisis, and while I have not done any poems specifically addressing this topic, I lament the loss of nature’s diversity and recognize and respect the work of others who have foreseen the same deficits. Everything is connected in this ecosystem. Take the bumble bee out and the greenhouse will become obsolete. Most of our fruits and vegetables are produced because of pollinators. This food for thought is bitter but salvageable if we work together to find a solution. Hope you have a good day, my friend 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

      • matthewexeter says:

        Well I have done my bit as I was going to a work introduction program not far from the city. There was a few beehives not far from the polytunnels, they were using some kind of pesticides there, and the bees in the hives were few. So I have switched to an organic farm and a charity shop (voluntary) instead as a tiny unnoticed protest

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