We all have choices
to grow a garden
of colourful flowers
or let weeds run riot

I’m trying to propagate
bright cheerful blooms
pulling up suffocating weeds
planting much happier seeds

for a more positive mind
I know I must find
kind gentle thoughts
halt any brusque retorts

pluck out dark hurtful ideas
fertilize warmer cozy ideals
stem thoughtless indifference
feed creativity and curiosity

my world will be a brighter place
if apathy and anger I replace
with tolerance and patience
letting my mind truly blossom!

dVerse, Linda asked us to let Jackie Hurlbert’s art inspire us
JH’s artwork and title