My Poetic Path

my journey…shared in poems, prose and photos

Life’s Garden of Weeds


Life’s garden of weeds.
Sometimes the stalks grow high.
The leaves unruly and untamed. 
Crowding out, vision and view.
On (too) many a day.
Hard to see above.
To hang on.
To survive,
to tell the tale.
But weeds have a lesson to teach,
unique and of themselves.
They remind us that what we see is not always…
what we get.
What we perceive often hides,
the true picture and full story.
Searching for the serenity and beauty,
 to be found.
In the access and opportunities denied.
Perhaps, the road not travelled.
It is there, although at times,
hard to understand.
Often seen as trials, impossible to bear.
Life’s garden of weeds.
Futilely, we pull, strain and tug.
Instead of finding the patience required to,
wait out the tough times.
And once again,
 bask in the sunshine.
A re-awakening required.
There are no mistakes.
Only weeds, into flowers.
Soaking up the seeds of growth.
Sharing their timely and timeless light.
Also for the May 19th Woven Dreams prompt: WEEDS
From the poetry collection: My Poetic Path
Dandelion photo courtesy of: MaryAnne- Miss Woolly Knits

Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: -The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my fun and inspirational book, all about aging well: -Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well I am also the author of: -The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker -Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance) -Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: -Haiku Reflections:The Four Seasons (Volume i and II) and -My Poetic Path All titles available at, .ca, UK.... When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! I hope you will visit and enjoy all of my blogs.Thanks for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste! :-)

12 thoughts on “Life’s Garden of Weeds

  1. Congratulations!
    I have nominated your blog for the Best Moment Award.
    More about this nomination is at

  2. This was tender and beautiful, Geraldine. There is satisfaction in eradicating the weeds, but so often we aren’t prepared to go deep enough to tackle the root of the problem.

  3. Wow Geraldine, this is beautiful!!! So much to contemplate.

  4. Hi Jemmy, I’m honored, thanks so much! :)

    Hi Talon, Thanks Talon and what you’ve said is so true. We do have to get to the roots, don’t we?

    Hi Teri, Thanks so much Teri and for the wonderful prompt for this Sunday!

    Happy Weekend (it’s a long one in Canada) and hope to see some of you at Woven Dreams tomorrow, G

  5. Very pretty poem, Geraldine. Our lives sometimes need some pruning to clean out the weeds and make room for the blooms planted, and allow the beauty to be seen.

  6. WOW this is splendid! you are the beautiful photo to my negativity, but still I love it, beautiful wow

  7. Life’s garden of weeds – this is my favorite stanza! A much needed reminder to stay patient in life!

  8. very nice…and filled with truth as how we thrash about not willing to endure the hard times which often are there for a purpose themselves….

  9. Wonderful poem! So much food for thought.

  10. Hi Joyce, Thank you for the beautiful, expressive comment. So true.

    Hi Lorraine, That’s the wonderful thing about prompts L, seeing how everyone interprets them in different ways. :)

    Hi Robyn, One I need to be reminded of, again and again. ;)

    Hi Brian, At the time though, sometimes hard to understand and bear. But I agree, sometimes there is a purpose to the tough times, the hungry years…

    Hi Jackie, Thanks so much Jackie!

    Happy Week and Happy Long Weekend to my Canadian friends, G

  11. Beautifully done and a great metaphor.

  12. Love your poem. Weeds are part of life. Sometime we do have to wait out the tough times. Sometimes too many weeds, sometimes not.

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