June 29, 2014

The Iron Weed

There is a local plant called the iron weed.  If you happen to come across one in your garden you can plan on having a difficult time getting rid of this plant unless, of course, you know what to do.  For those of you wondering what an iron weed is, let me explain.    I don’t know the botanical name, but I came across it one day while gardening.  It looks easy enough to dislodge, but you end up tearing off the leaves and leaving the root.

Such was my experience with this plant.  Every time I tried to pull it up, I would end up with a bunch of leaves in my hand and the root still in the ground.  Now I am not a botanist, but it would seem to me that when it sprouted leaves somehow the root was stronger than ever, even though the leaves were tiny.  I tried everything.  I dug around the root and pulled up as much of it as possible.  I watered it to soften the soil and still this plant would keep coming back.  As long as even a tiny piece of the main root was left back, it would grow again with a root system that was stronger than ever.  It was both a challenge and a source of frustration for me.

There are times when we face situations like this in our lives. We think we have dealt with the situation, we have prayed about it, we declare, we decree and we have relief for a season. Then one day, you see symptoms of the same issues coming back.

To be continued


Sylvia M Dallas

Poet, Author, Photographer and Teacher of the Word and CEO and Director of Creator Services at The Publisher's Notebook Limited based in Jamaica. She is married to Rohan Dallas, is a proud grandmother, loves coffee (Jamaican, of course), loves great tasting and healthy food, love to cook and is an unabashed follower of Jesus Christ.  Her books AND THE PRISONERS HEARD THEM, THE RIGHT KIND OF INTIMACY and THE BED DEFILED are available on Amazon.

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2 Comments on “The Iron Weed

June 29, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Not finding the article. Giving an error message.

Sylvia M Dallas
June 29, 2014 at 6:13 pm

You should be able to see it now


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