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The Order of the Grain of the Mustard Seed

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started sharing poetry articles back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.


My life

patchwork of belief,

fine lines of created


and arguments.

I have caught

what was spread.

When everything dwells

on the Kingdom of God

then the Mustard Seed

is already planted.

The smallest of seeds,

yet grows

into sturdy plant

that transplants

well and never

leaves your garden.

Returning year in,

year out,

no matter what force

is used against

the roots.

Though my faith

maybe small

I believe and I love

so one day my faith

will grow over the world.

The Order of the Grain

of the Mustard Seed

formed a union

based on His parable

found in Matthew.

As for my faith

my course was that of loss,

sudden, dramatic, bold.

My Mustard Seed was sown

back when I was a boy

praying behind the pew

at Franciscan Monastery,

taught by Franciscan Monks.

I believe and I pray.

Everyday is a blessing

through the hardships.

A testimony of the power

of one grain

of Mustard Seed.