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Second Chance, From The Seed’s Perspective

Second Chance. Who could understand it better but I, the seed. Because ’tis when I am almost destroyed that I am about to grow. Here is how second chance is seen from where I lay, here’s how second chance means from the seed’s perspective.

I’m trapped down here in the dark walls of the earth.

Above me are thickened layers of hardened dirt.

I was once up there, I’m a child of the light.

The sun smiles, winds’ kisses, rains used to bath me.

But now I’m stuck, darkness enfolds me.

I’m thriving, dreaming. I am alone completely.

‘Tis my ineffable hope that’s left of me.

Would there’ll be someone up there to rescue me?

My thoughts of the light, my blissfull days brace me.

I’d transcend these adversities.

There’s a wonderful world for me to see.

I will escape the sadness that enslaves me.

I’ll live and not die, the morning awaits me.

I’ll gather my strength, my brave heart will free me.

I’m a seed destined to be a seasoned tree.

My courage is ingrained, ’tis deep within me.

(From my “Seed” series poem ~ Ingrained: Child Of The Light)


Seed #1, pen and ink on paper. By:Jeques B. Jamora, Nov. ’98


seed #2, pen and ink on paper. By: Jeques B. Jamora, Nov. ’98


seed #3, pen and ink on paper. By: Jeques B. Jamora, Nov. ’98


seed #4, pen and ink on paper. By: Jeques B. Jamora, Nov. ’98

I wish to grow into a lovely tree,

Where people could sit under my cool shade

And rest their weary minds, hearts and bodies.


I wish to grow into a healthy tree,

So I could bear fruits and feed people

I would nourish the hungry humanity.


I wish to grow into a sturdy tree;

People would build houses from my branches.

A shelter, a home, I would be glad to be.


I wish to grow into a seasoned tree,

So bridges and light posts will rise from me.

I would be your road, I would light your way.


But for now, I’m a seed. Don’t look down at me.

I maybe small, but the morn will change me.

I’m full of dreams, and life ahead of me.


I wish to grow into a mother tree.

Thousands of seeds would come alive from me.

Seeds metamorphosed to homes of love.


I will be your shelter, eternally.

(From my “Seed” series poem – “The Seed’s Wishes”)

For every spring time is another chance and the sunlight that shower us with kisses in the morning are constant reminders that there is a second chance ~ we just need to open our cores and let the sunshine in, and accept the bounty of the gifts of life.



21 responses

  1. Jeques, my gosh, I just spent about twenty minutes with your flickr photos. Your work is absolutely gorgeous, as is your Muse. You have a great eye, and great technique. I’ve been thinking alot about Spring, and the Demeter/Persephone/Hades stories, and your photos are very evocative of the same. Perhaps if I post something about the myth you’ll allow me to use something from your vnue series.

    AM00000020000004329 10, 2007 at 12:00 am02

  2. Richard,

    Thank you very much for your wonderful comment of this post.
    Which particular picture you liked? The Flickr pictures in my side bar are not mine, they are automatic feed from flickr.

    Here’s a link to my flickr account:


    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    AM00000020000002829 10, 2007 at 12:00 am02

  3. Ohhhh….

    Well, I do like your paintings, but the photos I was looking at do belong to someone else. I thought it was you, using a nom de jpg. It’s the first photo set of the girl in the berry patch.

    AM00000030000001629 10, 2007 at 12:00 am02

  4. the pen and ink drawings bring to mind two words: natural and organic. how we are so connected to the earth….it is indeed a very nice interpretation. the poem went very well with it…liked it much.

    AM00000090000000529 10, 2007 at 12:00 am02

  5. Adore the black and white perspectives imbedded in your poem. And the placing of “ingrained” is powerful! Adore the way your words seem to swirl around the images, like layers of atmosphere!

    A lovely experience!

    PM00000030000003329 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  6. ifoundme

    wow… kanami kaayo sang poem mo. reminds me of struggle in life last year and i always do believe in second chance. It gives you a different kind of view in life. makes you appreciate the gift of life even more.

    thanks for adding me in your blogroll. i was quite surprised.

    PM00000040000000129 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  7. I like the contrasts, the thoughts, the emergence of life. Seeds as a metaphor words so well for me.


    PM00000080000002529 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  8. this is a very thought provoking premise… one i will have to devote more serious thought to… not so much the tree… but the willingness of the seed… thank you…..

    PM000000110000005229 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  9. Words and pictures in erfect harmony. I so enjoyed this post, but then I always like your posts!

    AM00000020000004329 10, 2007 at 12:00 am02

  10. cricket51

    Your words are remarkable . . .your drawings are haunting. All I can say is thank you!

    AM00000080000003929 10, 2007 at 12:00 am02

  11. I’m back! I was so touched by your posting on my blog about your country! I just had to respond. Your words always have an essence of beauty that touches many. No matter the world, you have the power to touch the souls of others. It is a wonderful gift.

    Smiles and Light

    PM00000010000005229 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  12. Image and words in perfect harmony.

    PM000000100000001329 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  13. UL

    oh this is lovely Jeques…you always uplift my thoughts…very nice.

    PM000000110000003929 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  14. Nicely done!

    AM00000030000005929 10, 2007 at 12:00 am02

  15. Very Kahlil Gibran!

    PM000000120000000129 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  16. Amazingly strong words
    “My courage is ingrained, ’tis deep within me.”

    left me totally stunned with its power.

    PM00000070000001329 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  17. it is a beautiful thought of a seed becoming a tree to provide… the drawings complement well…

    AM00000010000002429 10, 2007 at 12:00 am02

  18. I love coming here because you are truly inspiring both with your words and your art. Your second chance art reminded me of art work that I did for a printmaking class. I’d love to someday create and go deeper. It’s of a lady that has a tree growing through thorns that entered her body…It’s difficult to see the seeds in her heart, but your artwork and mine seemed similiar in wanting to nourish and feed others.
    Don’t stop writing! Here is the post….It’s nice to find kindred spirits…http://creativespiritfaery.typepad.com/creative_faery/2007/10/graceful-lady–.html

    AM00000040000004731 10, 2007 at 12:00 am03

  19. jeques, the pen and ink images are catching and perfect complement on this poem and prose. this is a fine piece and it struck a chord to what my present circumstances are. i am traveling into some dark paths lately and it constrains me greatly to do my blogging. but i am amazed to find it here some answers to the questions i am pondering for weeks.

    you never know how your poetry lightens up my present difficulties. i am thankful of the insights that i have gained and the lessons i am learning in the process.

    PM000000110000003630 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm09

  20. Marvin,

    I’ve been through that, and I understand. That’s why all these dark alleys of life are just called passages because if we just move forward we could get through ti.

    Travel on – the light is always ahead. I’m glad my writing serve to give you some ray of light. These thoughts helped me get through with mine.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    PM000000110000002730 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm09

  21. Jeque,
    In searching for an image that may fit with a small poem entitled “the seed” that I had just yesterday posted on my new blog, I discovered your drawing. I love both the drawing and the poem and see some relationship in the theme of confinement and growth that we are both expressing. Please if you have time, take a look at my blog, it is in the beginning stages…just starting to emerge from the underground realm of idea…


    PM00000050000005331 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm01

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