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Grow, growth, grown

What does is mean to grow?

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Grow 

Just like a plant

I leaned in

I reached over

To the spot where sun hit the bed

The comfort was no longer enough

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Cocooned as I was

It was the growth that was craved

For in every seed lies potential

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Memories playing in the mind

Imagination escaping reality 

Acceptance is key

Did the seed ever try to be anything, other than a seed?

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A sip of water

And removal of the weeds 

Own your space, be there

‘Shine bright like a diamond’ she said 

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Isn’t it ironic

That the plant never moves

That the plant is grounded 

Yet it grows?

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And us?

We run, we chase

We have mastered the art of movement

Forgetting the power of stillness

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And it isn’t like the seed 

Looks outside

Apparently potential lies within

That’s where you should look!

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And when someone shouted at the seed

And said ‘you are a stone’

It laughed 

And let its first sprout appear

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Forgiving the abuser

The plant accepted also

That a weed is a weed

And must accept itself too

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For all states

Are perfect

And all phases are necessary

Beauty transcends time

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Never forgetting

For even a second 

Its own essence

Therein lies success 

Exemplified outside, as growth

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