Grow Where You’re Planted?

“Grow where you’re planted”

That’s what many do

Make the best of circumstances

Winning, through and through

.

Digging deep into the ground

Roots seeking food

Stretching up to the sun

Their flowers do bloom

.

But others stretch far

Through dry, toxic soil

Seeking a drop of water

Some reward for their toil

.

The sun hides and seeks

It shouldn’t harm, but do good

But in a barren environment

It sucks the life blood

.

“Grow where you’re planted”

Can’t always be done

Where no nourishment exists

And death the outcome

.

But there are exceptions

For those that evolve

From concrete or rubble

They still rise above

.

Even better for others

Through a change of scenery

A transplanting to good soil

And they sprout, suddenly

© Larisa McBean

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