In my hand I held this miracle
A pine cone gently lifted from a branch
Ready for separation,
And saw within, the few remaining seeds
Laid open by the summer sun.
Offered up to the coming wind
To disperse as widely as it may,
In the hope that even one
May find a suitable place
In which to replicate itself.
I live in the UK, and attend an evangelical Church of England, where I am training as a Reader, (lay preacher). I support the work of a Christian Healing Centre, and enjoy writing, particularly poetry.