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Tended with diligent care and toiling Prayed for against pest attack so severe Being nurtured by God’s bountiful grace Our church gardens* are flourishing indeed. Abundant green and leafy vegetables Sway healthily exuding their nutrients: Camote, alugbati, and sili Likewise, ampalaya, talong, okra. Herbarium corner shouts vim and vigor Since herbs serve with supplements’ readiness There’s aloe vera; here’s serpentina Sambong on the right; herbabuena, too. Hedged with bamboos are ornamental plants Vines and ivies find solace in their nook Robust bushes, “fortune” and “welcome” reign As shrubs of pink petiole and red gold peep. Blest to be refreshed from these garden sites I then linger near the acasia tree Savoring oxygen breathed out freely Thanking the Creator for flora-wealth. Such is our Botanical Ministry Offering sweet replenishment from stress With greeneries’ beauty of wellness strength Toward invigorating service-bliss.
*Jeremiah 29:5 …Plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them. June 11, 2020 4th place, "Garden" Poetry Contest Sponsored by Dear Heart; judged on 6/13/2020.

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Date: 6/18/2020 5:37:00 PM
Beata, congratulations on your win in my garden contest _Constance
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Date: 6/13/2020 7:07:00 PM
Your garden seems heavenly with your gracious love and faith Beata. Congratulations on your win. Keep writing and inspiring :)
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Date: 6/12/2020 1:49:00 PM
Lovely poem, Beata! Your church garden sounds like a beautiful and tranquil place to feel close to God and nature. Best of luck in the contest! Happy Friday, Rhonda xx
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