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My Sunflower Seed

My Sunflower Seed Finding the right spot for planting, a sunflower seed. Then waiting, hoping, and pondering as to its potential. My sunflower seed. At times forgetting it's even there—but only briefly. Providing water, nutrients, fresh air. Dancing around its whereabouts, ensuring neither sole nor soul treads upon it—or at least not too heavily. More waiting, going about other business. Alas, it breaks through. Like a new tooth, with surprise, joy, tenderness, minimal pain. Growing up and up at a visible pace. Now a seedling. Deer may chew upon its new green leaves. A hurricane may battle against the strength of its stalk. And still up and up. Weathering storms, bending, and almost breaking. Not to be bullied, standing tall again, now with experience. And the proud parent looks on. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine American Medical Association

My Sunflower Seed

Abstract

Finding the right spot for planting, a sunflower seed. Then waiting, hoping, and pondering as to its potential. My sunflower seed. At times forgetting it's even there—but only briefly. Providing water, nutrients, fresh air. Dancing around its whereabouts, ensuring neither sole nor soul treads upon it—or at least not too heavily. More waiting, going about other business. Alas, it breaks through. Like a new tooth, with surprise, joy, tenderness, minimal pain. Growing up and up...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
1072-4710
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.134
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Abstract

Finding the right spot for planting, a sunflower seed. Then waiting, hoping, and pondering as to its potential. My sunflower seed. At times forgetting it's even there—but only briefly. Providing water, nutrients, fresh air. Dancing around its whereabouts, ensuring neither sole nor soul treads upon it—or at least not too heavily. More waiting, going about other business. Alas, it breaks through. Like a new tooth, with surprise, joy, tenderness, minimal pain. Growing up and up at a visible pace. Now a seedling. Deer may chew upon its new green leaves. A hurricane may battle against the strength of its stalk. And still up and up. Weathering storms, bending, and almost breaking. Not to be bullied, standing tall again, now with experience. And the proud parent looks on.

Journal

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 5, 2011

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