Natural Paradoxes

Photo by Ray Bilcliff on

Tree branches can only reach higher

if there are roots

that have dug themselves into the ground

love cannot be gained through force

but only through giving

of yourself

a flower can only burst into the sun

after a seed dies

in the belly of the earth

truth suffocates in the arms of over protection

but blossoms

in the untamed winds of freedom

fields of wheat can only turn golden

if they have been watered by the storms

of the summer

a child can only gain strength

by lifting the weight

of the world where they are born

birds can only experience the joy of migration

if they are willing to leave where they’ve always been

and paddle a sky of paths they have yet to learn

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