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Garden reality

Chewed stalks brown corn
Skeleton dead heads of sunflowers
rotten tomatoes and watermelons

fruitless vines and weeds waist high
Purple salvia blooms shine
Orange Marigolds


blooms blown
Weeds shown

stalks bare
Full hare

scalp bare
no hair

flower power showers 
Sour pity hour
Powdered sugar icing
tower the sweet wower

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  1. Date: 9/16/2012 1:44:00 PM
    There are plenty of gourds though and some pumpkins..Enjoyed reading your creative work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 4:38:00 PM
    a touch of reality with waning crops from drought and a garden waiting to resurrect .. great to see u Doris luv ..

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 7:01:00 AM
    The lady with the "green fingers" and makes everything grow. A nice poem Doris. - Have a nice day. / / oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 6:51:00 AM
    hey Doris, this reminds me of footle poetry, interesting enjoyed.

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 2:02:00 AM
    oh, this is another awesome write of yours my dear, Doris. I've almost missed it. My apology if I drop only now to give you an answer of your question when you read my poem, My Quiet Place. Yes, i live within the school premise and the room is offered for us free. It is so quiet here like now, Sunday. Not on Sat. because we've class here from Mon-Sat. ( whole day) All i can hear are the sounds of birds, squirrels and the wind coming from my electric fan. It so humid today. THANKS AGAIN! hug: LG

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 7:35:00 PM
    A difficult garden to maintain...makes the heart heavy... Good versing. Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 2:13:00 PM
    lol, love this witty write, Doris : ) I've heard the song Highway to Hell, but, no, I've never heard Highway of Life. I hope your back is continuing to improve

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 10:13:00 AM
    Doris,I love gardens.well written free verse.

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 9:36:00 AM
    SO clever!! I love gardens in their fullness and in their decline. Your imagery sent my mind awhirl back to times when I could put my hands in the earth...