Full Potential

Who hasn’t asked themselves deep questions? Why am I here? What am I supposed to do with my life?

I found an answer in a most unusual object. One of my friends is really into orchids, and I have been trying out my green thumb with their supervision. It is the most amazing, beautiful joy to watch these flowers start to bloom. And that got me thinking about children. They are like these orchids, full of potential, ready to bloom with the right encouragement. We all are!

OrchidsOrchid Bloom
by Sara Marie Allen

Purple baubles on a necklace
line the stem like dew
with so much promise.
Light and water coax
each fragile box to open.
One by one, the jewels unfurl,
delicate beauty’s blossom,
until its moment arrives,
suspended in mid-air,
realizing the full potential.

May we be the encouraging light and water to each other as we realize our full potential!


About saramarieallen

Poet. Singer. Writer. Mom.
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2 Responses to Full Potential

  1. Not for nothing, but “Radiant Orchid” is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2014. You’re so hip . . . Sara-with-an-A! http://www.pantone.com/pages/index.aspx?pg=21129

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