by Darna Bazzica
Skin of the hopeful Held in the grip Growth is becoming Clear liquid diamonds Expel of shell Break free of soil Slowly uncoiled Life instilled Bending and reaching Sun kiss caress Green pronged leaf wonder Wish of the hopeful Your effort and mine Final formation Of tomato on vine
Seedling written when looking at the painting of a seedling and inspired by the community garden I help coordinate
Darna Bazzica is forty-two years of age and a single mother of two. In her past she suffered from PTSD, depression, and is a survivor of domestic violence and drug addiction. Through Tai Chi, the study of Psychotherapy and mindful living she now lives in clarity and peace. As a member of CHO (Community Health Onkaparinga), she proudly helps facilitate healing through The BIG backyard community garden and also shows students from high school our community services.
Darna’s mantra is ‘Remember to never give up, we are all capable of change and we can do anything’.