When we weave life's garden
We plant Honesty to teach us whats right
Lilly of the valley, to remind us,
no matter how small, we matter
The Rose to teach us love
The proud Daffodil that says
who you are is important
The Honeysuckle to bring the scent
of happiness into our lives
The Trees that remind us how
insignificant we can look yet
shelter us from sun and rain
the tears and hopes.
Always spreading out to protect us
The actual Tangled Vine is a deadly act,
huge thorns to hold its victim
secreting an aesthetic to paralyze its prey
sucking away life's blood.
People can be like this in a controlling way
luckily, most families, override this
bringing up their children to be free thinkers
with the ability to choose.
Life is like a tangled vine.
when you want to be free,
needed to hold you up
when life hurts.
Penned July 1 2013