• The Organic Poet

Even in Darkness the Moonflowers Bloom @RachelW88093475

Topic - Family


My mother taught me how to garden

Picking weeds and watering often

I sat and watched the butterflies

Flitting by with the bees in the sky

She showed me a garden

Is much like a lifetime

It can flourish if nourished

Or rot on the vine

Depending on attentiveness and luck and time


The weeds are like people

We meet here and there

Who really are best

When they’re just nowhere near

But if you can determine

Which sprouts popping forth

Are worth the care and attention

Of a mother’s warm warmth

Your garden can thrive

And provide abundantly

Just like the love

From your own friends and family


She made it look so easy then

Even as seasons and storms came and went

And though I was scared of the thunder at first


I learned that it strengthens our roots in the earth

And now I’m grown

To tend my garden alone

And finding it isn’t nearly as easy

As she always was able

To make it appear to be

But to address possibly the best

Lesson she left,

It doesn’t have to be perfect

It can be a wonderful mess

So give it love but also space and room

Because even in darkness

The moonflowers bloom.


Poet's biography


Name: Rachel Wilson


Place of residence: Hagerstown, MD


Your favourite quote: "What'd'ya mean there's no ice? You mean I gotta drink this coffee hot?" -Clerks


Your one wish for the world: That we could all get along and for mass shootings to stop - sorry, I'm not good at math


Where can we find out more about you (Website link):

I'm using https://twitter.com/RachelW88093475 to keep people updated on my upcoming collection of 10 illustrated short stories which will be released in 2021. I'm also working on a website for general poetry, writings and creative undertakings which you will find a link to through my Twitter when it's up.


A small bio about you:

I have been writing poetry and short stories for as long as I can remember. I play guitar and bass and have been involved in many fun musical projects. I'm lucky to be married to the love of my life who also shares a musical passion and takes me on long motorcycle rides. I hope that people like my collection of short stories when it comes out, it will probably be called "The Wicked Red Winkies of Worchestershire and Other Colorful Characters" - stay tuned! Huge thanks to The Organic Poet for letting me onboard as a guest writer, it's an honor.


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