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In the wizard's garden

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In the wizard's garden

 The damsel with the angelic face
Always wondered what lay beyond  the garden wall
Until one day she could not  resist at all
And went inside those forbidden walls to see this secret place

Down three steps she made her way
In a dress of tangerine that stood out 'neath skies of gray
She walked down the path and wandered near the small canal
Unaware that she would soon kindle the wrath
Of he who tended  the garden beyond the  stone  wall's path

She did not see the wizard as he stood under the archway
Attired all in black from head to toe
Blending in with the bleakness of the day
Ready to cast his spell upon beauty's brow
Or ravage the  lovely  flower he desired so

In the garden of the wizard 
She was the one and only rose
As his ghostly silhouette seemed to guard
The most precious flower his garden shows

For Isaiah's - George Dunlop Leslie - contest

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  1. Date: 8/2/2013 1:15:00 PM
    This was really well written, for me I would have enjoyed if you developed the story more, this could be an epic write. Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 1:03:00 PM
    interesting one must say! Congrats ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 2:47:00 AM
    congrats Joseph ....Seren

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Well deserved first and the depiction is perfect Joseph.

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Awesome description ....congratulations, Joseph On your First Place win......

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 2:46:00 AM
    Really a very interesting and enjoyable poem.

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 4:24:00 PM
    This is amazing., enjoyed reading your winning Poe, warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:08:00 AM
    Congratulations Joseph well done seeing you a lot in the winning circle recently, its terrific xx

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 6/18/2013 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Mandy
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 11:34:00 PM
    Joseph this is first class ... Seren

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 6/18/2013 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Seren
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 9:03:00 PM
    I am quite taken with the secrecy and slight suspense or mystery about this piece. It does a superb job of bringing the characters and even the landscape of this particular painting to life, and that is what I was looking for. Congratulations on your first place award!

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 6/18/2013 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you for my first place finish in your contest Isaiah...
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 5:54:00 PM
    truly beautiful love it gl in contest Shadow x

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 12:44:00 AM
    Good luck in the contest. Beautiful. AO

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 2:11:00 AM
    - Pleased to read your beautiful poem, Joseph. - Have a superb weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 6/7/2013 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Anne
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 12:04:00 AM
    joseph, this is one of the pictures I considered writing about and in doing research about the picture, I learned somewhat its meaning. You came close to what I read!! It's a very symbolic picture from what I learned. Good job.

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 6/7/2013 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Andrea...I could not find much on it's symbolic meaning.... can you go into detail via sm....thanks