The Inner Farmer

There is a farmer in each of us
who loves to see spouts grow.
Joy swells in one’s very soul, as life
climbs from sun and water flow.


Planter boxes line balconies
as sidewalks bustle below.
People escape smoke gray lives
reaping the green they sow.


What drives our fingers to the soil?
planting seeds row on row
I must admit I do not know.
Back to work, grab a hoe!

About B Gourley

Bernie Gourley is a writer living in Bangalore, India. His poetry collection, Poems of the Introverted Yogi is now available on Amazon. He teaches yoga, with a specialization in pranayama, and holds a RYT500 certification. For most of his adult life, he practiced martial arts, including: Kobudo, Muay Thai, Kalaripayattu, and Taiji. He is a world traveler, having visited more than 40 countries around the globe.
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1 Response to The Inner Farmer

  1. Sankalp says:

    Loved the title.
    Every one of us do have a farmer within and the joy of it sprouting is what drives us.

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