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A lovely Tomato, to brighten up my days.
A beautiful Sun Flower, to lighten my ways. 
A Rose, of brilliant passions to delight my dreams.

A haunting – nightmare – pain filled thorns – streams 
into consciousness on beams of light – acknowledgement
of all that grows in a stark, garden basement.

There is this Fertilizer, - food for growth – for this Garden,
this Gardener needs – the water of life dries up – harden 
the soil, leaving it untilled, unseeded, to dust and barren.

This Life, Tomato, Sun Flower, Rose, nourish the dreams,
feeds this Gardeners, old soul’s desire for life beyond, seems
to be beneath this Flower’s, desire, - passions buried asunder.
This Garden’s, heart beats to the rhythms or crashing thunder
praying for lightening to ignite the Spirit, grow out from under. 

B. J. “A” 2
April 3rd 2008

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  1. Date: 3/10/2013 4:32:00 PM
    Being a Gardner and old time canner of some of my own food especially tomatoes....I loved this!!!!

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    Date: 3/10/2013 5:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Donna : Once again, thank you for “ I loved this!!!! ”, those words encourage me to continue to add my collection of insane rambling, about my pursuit of this Polish Princess, a women who denied all because, as she stated many times, I was not on her level. Stupid me for not accepting that !, way back then . Hope you had a great weekend . Bill .