Monday, June 18, 2018

Harvest Time--By deb y felio--United States

Harvest Time

Seeds of kindness scattered -
some in good dirt -
some stepped on / housed in boot trek
carried until dislodged -
swallowed by a bird,
later dropping
it on a windshield whose wiper
flung it to a sidewalk crack
where it huddled
rooted and pushed
through the concrete
to bloom singly -
picked by a child who noticed
and offered it
to the lady and her cup
on the corner -
a smile offered in return.
Another seed of kindness

deb y felio is a witness poet and essayist living in Boulder CO, USA.  She recently retired as a child and family therapist. After years of helping others find their voices and tell their stories for healing, she is now finding hers and using it to create commentary on historic and current events. Her work can be found in many online literary journals.


  1. what beautiful thoughts here, Deb

  2. Deb,
    A great poem. I enjoyed reading this. Welcome to Whispers if you are new, a warm welcome from me even if you are not.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  3. This would make a wonderful children's book!

  4. Hi Deb. Thank you for the beautiful poem. I enjoyed it. It is well-illustrated. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!


  5. Very good Deb,
    I love the Idia of planting & spreading te seeds of Kindness
    Knight Writer

  6. Dear deb y,

    What a joy to see all the lovely comments you are getting on your debut poem. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent with us. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.


  7. Thank you all for you kind welcoming comments - for a brief and shining moment...
    maybe we will all meet again somewhere poetic

  8. Your poem was sweet and well done.
    Caryl Calsyn