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Beans



Today I went to the market
Sold my cow and got me some beans
Would go great with rice, these beans
That lay in my hand pulsating
ever so slightly.
Except they were magic,
magic beans
Like those in the children's story
of a boy and
A beanstalk.
Do you believe in magic?

I put away my magic beans,
in a little leather pouch as I
walk the dusty road back home.
And I think that perhaps
in order to be free,
one has to let go.
Like a magic bean,
that only grows
when you throw it away.
Should I too cast away
all that I know
and seek to find
all that I could become?
But then, that will be testing
The magic.

I think I'd rather
keep my beans,
hidden away..
in a little drawer, and
every once in a while...
just peek at them...
and chuckle to myself
and reminisce about a cow
and a beanstalk
and hope in time
I could give the beans
to my children,
and they will have the courage to seek
the magic
and climb too
a beanstalk.
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Submitted on July 25, 2016

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