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PLANTING SEEDS



I'm planting seeds
Into the cold hard ground,
My fingers are raw and bloody
But I don't mind the pain.
I'm planting seeds
The seeds of freedom,
The seeds of hope,
The seeds of peace.
I know
The rain will come again
And soak the ground beneath,
And the earth will come alive,
The flowers will rise
Out of the dust,
Out of the ashes,
My mother's beloved roses
Pale pink against green.

About this poem

This poem is for my parents, my brother and everyone else who died because of the civil war in Ukraine. On both sides.

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Written on December 14, 2022

Submitted by tatianalyulkin on December 14, 2022

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Characters 383
Words 82
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 17

Tatiana Lyulkin

I'm a Ukrainian American poet, playwright and artist who lives in Burlingame, CA. more…

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