How Many Seeds in an Apple?


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How many seeds are in an apple?

I can count them one by one,

If I start numbering at the beginning,

It shouldn’t be long before I’m done,

How many good deeds are in a person?

Much harder to tally, it’s true,

Since I can’t see inside your heart,

I’ll leave the reckoning up to you,

When the finite counting is over,

And it’s time for speculation instead,

I want you to go from what you know,

And extrapolate within your head,

How many apples are in a seed,

If that seed is allowed to grow?

Is there some way to predict the number,

Or is it ever possible to know?

What good things will spring forth,

If a good deed is allowed to grow?

Is there some way to predict the number,

Or is it ever possible to know?

What good you do for someone else,

Is more than just one deed,

That good will grow and multiply,

Just like an apple seed.

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    1. Hoopefully there are a few good deeds eager to be released. I’ve continued to follow your posts and congratulate you on your Friday editions as well as your other superb poems. All is well, just trying to get a business going so i’ve been slacking.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

      1. I hate it when I post and find mistakes later. I was an English teacher for awhile.

        May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Written very simply but I thought it had a good message.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Thanks. Sometimes I have time to think about small ideas like seeds.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Awwww. You make me blush! Thanks for your kind words. I have much to catch up on. Thanks, dear!

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Luna, you make me want to write even more. Thank you for your encouragement.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. I have to remember that there are good deeds in everyone ready to be set free. Thanks for stopping by.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Maybe you’ll be the Johnny Appleseed of good deeds. Thanks for your encouragement.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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