How Many Seeds Are In An Apple?


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How many seeds are in an apple?

I can count them one by one,

If I start numbering at the beginning,

It shouldn’t be long before I’m done,

How many good deeds are in a person?

Much harder to tally, it’s true,

Since I can’t see inside your heart,

I’ll leave the reckoning up to you,

When the finite counting is over,

And it’s time for speculation instead,

I want you to go from what you know,

And extrapolate within your head,

How many apples are in a seed,

If that seed is allowed to grow?

Is there some way to predict the number,

Or is it ever possible to know?

What good things will spring forth,

If a good deed is allowed to grow?

Is there some way to predict the number,

Or is it ever possible to know?

What good you do for someone else,

Is more than just one deed,

That good will grow and multiply,

Just like an apple seed.

2 thoughts on “How Many Seeds Are In An Apple?

  1. Wonderful maxim Dan, to see good deeds as growing and multiplying, just as seeds in the fruit of the Apple Tree. I enjoyed the uplifting thoughts and wonderment in this poem, my friend, and I hope that today there were many good deeds done and therefore many to be multiplied and carried onwards. xPenx

    1. I thought this poem might be too simple for those with developed tastes for exquisite forms of poetry. I’m glad you liked it for its meaning. Your comments are always good deeds for they always encourage and yet give me feedback. Thanks again, dear Pen.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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