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Poem in Response

Having read Feeling the Squeeze, poetic prose by the talented and often inspirational Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein she writes about regional economic history, homegrown citrus & making lemonade – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

From gloves to weed
And holes to seed
To roots with shoots
And dirty boots

The work you’ve done
Unfolds as fun
At harvest time
Your crops, sublime

© 2022 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from


19 responses to “Poem in Response”

  1. nonsmokingladybug Avatar

    Short, sweet, to the point.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks, glad you like it 🙂

  2. Offshorewriter Avatar

    Beautiful Mr Phil 👏. And the rhyming is just flows beautifully…. 😍😍

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you for your kind words, dear Preeths ~ much appreciated! Wishing for you a wonderful week ahead. ☺😙🌹

  3. Michele Lee Avatar

    Thank you, Phil. I am honored by your honoring, encouraging, and fun words. 😊🙏🏻🌞

    1. Phil Avatar

      You’re most welcome, Michele. I appreciate you and the inspirational work you share ~ thank you. Wishing for you a great week ahead! 😊🙏🏻🌞

  4. Holly Hunter Avatar

    Love this dear Phil! 💖

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, dear Holly ~ much appreciated! 💖

  5. Inge David Avatar

    Love this! 👌👍

    1. Phil Avatar

      Ik waardeer je vriendelijke woorden, mijn vriend. Thank you, dear Inge! 😙🌹

  6. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    A beautiful sequel with such a lovely rhyming poem of our beautiful friend Michele.
    How kind of you to support her … i too loved the piece she did! 💖

    1. Phil Avatar

      I appreciate your kind words, my sweet friend Cindy ~ thank you! ☺😘

      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        You have many gifts Phil that match your beautiful photography, art, shop, poetry and kindness is top and center!💖🙏

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks Tiffany 🙏🏼😊

  7. Balle Avatar

    Very nice poem!!! 💖

    1. Phil Avatar

      You’re a sweet friend, Balle ~ thank you very much! 💖

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