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One Day

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One Day

one day the wind blew strong and fierce 
well into the night 
puffing with all its might 
challenging you 
no roses grow in my garden 
only dead heads and broken twigs  
coldness will break your heart 
fill your mind with sadness 
even though you try to overcome 
the deep heartache in your soul 
the flowers no longer color my garden 
as the sun sips the dust dry with a thirsty ache   

finally the wind left and I wept
refreshing my soul 
giving new life to my garden 
with blooming beauty and wonderful smells 
as humble buds unheeded rise 
with hope that never dies  
birds start singing a sweet melody 
awakening the flowers 
shedding perfume 
bringing new life to the garden entrusted to me 
bold colors reach for the sun and give pleasure 
when there was none 
memory of rich splendor is stored inside my head 
as aromas of surprise overcome my senses
bringing a sudden ripening in front of my eyes 

my garden is my life
nourished by the sun and enriched by the bold flowers  
emerging down my garden path 
washing away yesterday’s regret

Contest: One Day
June 26/13

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 7:24:00 AM

    Really beautiful...congratulations

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 2:18:00 PM

    this is one cool poem, CONGRATS, love Skat

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 11:34:00 PM

    Betty, thank you for your day one entry and win... congrats!!! :-) From: Linda

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 8:30:00 AM

    a time of rebirth lovely Shadow x smiles