Thursday, January 27, 2011



When she was nine, the teacher assigned
The children to write a poem
"Any subject will be perfectly fine.
Think about it on your way home."

Pondering about it all that night
She thought about some topics
What exactly should she write?
How about a poem about a carrot?

It sounded kind of silly
This is what came to mind
She could have written about a lilly
But THE CARROT will be fine.

She struggled to find the right words
And doesn’t remember how it went
They came at last,  'tho a bit absurd
But sees now what it represents

As an adult she meets a woman
Who tells her she should write
The woman with the spiritual plan
Has completely changed her life

What?  She’s never really written
But she picks up her pen to write
Her spirit a purring kitten
THE CARROT is brought back to life


(rewritten by the adult in the story....the original child's poem is lost)

He planted a special carrot seed
In the moist rich earth
Amongst the parsley and trumpet weed
To grow until it's birth

Carefully nurturing it every day
He waters it with the sun and moon
In His garden the faeries play
Anticipating the harvest soon

The Angels uproot the carrot
At the most perfect time
Food for the stomach and food for thought
So wonderfully divine

© Sherry Irvine – January 27, 2011

Thanks to Sherry Braine for her support -


  1. Hi Sherry,
    what struck me most about this is the way that I often return to writings from an earlier time. And they bring to life a bit of the person I was when I was there, while giving hints of whom I've become.

  2. Sher (from Angel Sense)February 1, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Dear Sherry,
    What an honor to be 'in' one of your beautiful creations- thank you. More importantly- I love that you have resurrected 'the carrot'. We all could use a little more orange (creativity) and a return to our spirit from our childhood. Thank you for the gift of that reminder.