Share The Dirt

Photo by Elan

Once, flowers were placed in gun barrels

As a form of protest.

Today, a garden is needed

To keep the soil of the meadow

Soft enough for all feet to walk upon



We grow in common ground.

Share the dirt.

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44 Responses to Share The Dirt

  1. shimmy440 says:

    I like the simple brevity. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. backwardsisbetter says:

    You have crafted something so moving with so few words! Envious of your efficiency, it’s beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This was really good. “Today, a garden is needed”, aint that the truth!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Smitha V says:

    Today a garden is needed indeed. Short and so meaningful.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. How do you write so well? Are you a magician?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. dornahainds says:

    Excellent! 😎😎😎

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sonderwriter says:

    Incredible. Sent shivers down my spine! What a great message from such beautiful words

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Diana says:

    Just gorgeous!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Mel Gutiér says:

    Oh! What you can do with lens! It makes love through the viewer and your prose seduces thoughts that resonate!

    So nice. 🙂


  10. Phil Huston says:

    One planet. One people. One day.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. ivors20 says:

    So earthy and profound,

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Reblogged this on davidbruceblog and commented:
    Well done. Keep everywhere weird and the dirt soft.
    Reblogged on davidbruceblog.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. The Old Man says:


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  14. Beautifully expressed Elan!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. GILDASPOEMS says:

    This is really beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Such a beautiful poem. Absolutely love the simplicity.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Love this and the timing couldn’t be more perfect! This poem speaks to me..

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Ellora says:

    This is a really beautiful, poignant piece. You say so much with so few words, each lexical choice serving a purpose – I especially liked your use of ‘barefoot’, as it invokes a sense of nature, but also a sense of gentleness/softness/safety as they are able to walk that way without getting hurt or cut. The picture is great too; I love the vibrant colours! 🙂

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  19. vivachange77 says:

    Wonderfully positive words for our troubled times. I love the primary colors in the picture.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Mel Gutiér says:

    Sweet Elan! Please read my latest post -Unique Blogger Award. I’m only interested that you read the post as it is partly directed to you. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Ali Grimshaw says:

    My favorite lines,
    “We grow in common ground.
    Share the dirt.”
    This says so much with few words.
    Thank you for the spirit of unity.


  22. Gardens are obviously needed!!


  23. Sigh. Thank You. So lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. sarahtinsley says:

    Little moments of calm in your words. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Your poem shows that so mich can be in said in just a few powerful words👍


  26. Beautiful flower picture and poem. Well done. Followed you by e-mail


  27. Short and poignant, just like yours truly 😉 I dig it


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