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Life's Garden

Sometimes I get lost in my dreams,
just wanting to escape this stressful life. 
I lose my way in a garden full of flowers
and search for never ending love. 
The sun shimmers from the sky in the summer 
glorifying the beauty of nature.

Peaceful, unharmed, and experiencing nature 
while I am in God’s country, it is not a dream. 
The cotton clouds and fresh breeze of summer 
fill my mind and body with love. 
Woods full of animals; I didn’t recognize all the life 
that surrounded the creatures like trees and plants

growing every day like the blooming flowers.
The howling, chirps, and grunts of animals in nature 
searching for something, could it be love? 
Only pure happiness survives within a dream.
Danger lurks and protection is the goal of life. 
These living beings emerge for the summer.

A hoot from an owl in the summer, 
who is hidden in the dark trees like buds on flowers.
Up high, away from predators and saving its life, 
it looks down upon the traveling beasts of nature.
At night, the owl keeps eyes wide open and doesn’t dream. 
In the morning, eyes closed perched on a branch to love.

A deer is every camouflage hunter’s love. 
Killers mostly keep away in the summer.
A cornfield, apple tree, and salt-block dream, 
the elegant animal waltzes through the flowers.
The brush welcomes the creatures of nature 
to bed down and hide from the bullets of life.

You ask yourself, “What is life?
and respond, Full of living and love.”
To experience life and the miracle of nature 
reminds me of a perfectly warm day in the summer
full of a variety of exotic unspoken, colorful flowers
of which will always define a perfect dream.

I will always be a part of nature for it is my life. 
The open window in my dreams leads me to another love.
Sweet fragrant flowers pedal me back to the home of summer.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 2/7/2015 6:27:00 AM
Amanda.. I'm back to say this is a powerful, well constructed write, my friend. Poetry Soup is an awesome place to display your creative, artist works. It's also an ideal place to meet and be shaped by other gifted poets. Comment on their works and they will comment on yours. Give one of the Contest a try as well. I look forward to reading more of your good writes in February. Please take time to check me out, ok!
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Date: 2/3/2015 4:29:00 AM
- I want to welcome you to P- Soup, Amanda - The friendly words that written today can bear fruit tomorrow - Looking forward to read more poems from you in the future :) - // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/1/2015 1:13:00 PM
Amanda, Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will get much delight in reading and in time become familiar with your verse. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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Date: 2/1/2015 10:26:00 AM
Hi Amanda,, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun in this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST in hopes it inspires you in some way. I will enjoy following you and your poetry:) As I hope one day you will follow and give me a few poetry pointers. We're Lucky To Have you. Enjoy 2015, with your New Poet Friend! @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 1/31/2015 9:53:00 PM
A powerful, emotive write that's well composed, Amanda!
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Date: 1/31/2015 7:41:00 AM
Powerfu pen! I really enjoyed your sestina, dear friend.Have a very nice day! :) Love and hugs! xxxx.D.^O^
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Date: 1/31/2015 6:23:00 AM
Wonderful sestina reminding me "Et ego Arcadia".Actually. between "lost in dreams" and "home of summer",there is the life such as. Man who brings rain (a movie) let me know that life has little meaning without a bit of poetry,but in the same time, that`s is not the all. So,we walked in the same Garden,sometimes...
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Date: 1/31/2015 3:39:00 AM
Fills you up with so many images. Love this poem :)
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