by Klyde S. Warren

Sure, you have no children of your own-
Your garden is empty.
Your seeds are unscattered.

But, do not despair. Consider this-
Consider the people you’ve helped.
How many weary friends have you counseled through a problem?

How many times have you rubbed an ill friend’s back?
Have you given a lost man directions?
How many loaves have you broken
to share with someone who has none?
How many hearts have you made lighter
with the sharing of an awful joke?

In doing all of these things,
you have scattered your seeds.
Your influence has added color to gardens
that would otherwise be monochrome.

Sure, you have no children of your own-
but your spiritual children will number like blades of grass
in life’s largest city park.

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