What Did You Plant In Your Garden … Today?


What Did You Plant In Your Garden … Today?
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee …..

What did you plant in your garden today?
Did you plant seeds of love, happiness, smiles

Or did you plant seeds of hate, ugliness, meanness
In your garden, today?

The day will come, when you reap what you sow
In your garden today …

You see someone who looks perfect on the outside
As time goes by … one sees what’s beneath ‘the soil’

Hatred, wrinkles, meanness appear on one’s face
Reflecting what was planted many years ago

Like a beautiful flower, one’s face can reflect inner beauty
From years gone by … no matter how life has been

Reflecting how one has choosen to cope with all that life
Throws at us … ugly … good .. bad

I’ve tried to cope with everything, no matter how bad
The worse … being my only child died

The next worse, being … my husband had cancer
The next worse, being … I had cancer

The list goes on, some almost as bad as I named
I’ve lost the very family members I truly loved, many of them

All in just a period of a few years … one bad thing after another
Shock after shock …. grief, more grief

Each time, I tell myself that no matter what, how bad
Everything’s going to be alright

Sometimes, it takes more time than others
To cope with each ‘bad’ thing

Attitude … trying to keep a positive attitude
Makes all the difference … I didn’t say it was … easy

You might be … beautiful … today, on the outside
Years later, one gets to ‘see the real you’ when you grow older

It’s going to come out one way or the other … look in the mirror
What did you plant in your garden … today?


6 thoughts on “What Did You Plant In Your Garden … Today?

  1. I prefer to plant love, kindness and support for those in need – I get screwed quite often by people who see me as easy prey, but they find themselves shocked when I bite back!!! 🙂

    Love and huge hugs my friend!!! 🙂


    You give me songs to strengthen my heart
    hold back the darkness when courage is gone
    when fear and dismay would tear me apart
    the words and the song lead me on
    Music has power to lighten the load
    your light shows the path travelling home
    My voice may falter as I travel this road
    but your voice sings a love that is strong.
    A counter to tears of humanity’s hate
    the poor and the lame who throng on the way
    you gave us light in the form of your Son
    who brings hope in the heat of the day.

    Pilgrims walk on though the road may be long
    Rapture is there at the end of the song.

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