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The Gardner

-The Tree of Life- Featuring: Casarah Nance ~~I am beautiful on the inside you will see~~ ~But really I am scarcely a tree in the woods.~ Beauty found a tree that sits and does not utter Owning, up to the heavens, look at -- when ready Simply stop, admire, count your blessings, enjoy the raven staring down at you For this tree was not planted by a gardener, This tree, who needs, not to speak, draws true auspice air, Not like the gardener who planted a garden, then got annoyed by the smallest of weeds This is a story, about a gardeners mockery, after trying to cut down my Pecan Tree Hypocrite the farmer, does not know the first thing when it comes to flora Plant sources, that only grow in like weeds, (poor crops) a picture, not even God, sets his eyes upon I forbid, the thirsty growers from coming, when putting up or wanting to gossip and speak of my roots Look how they lose their lower leaves, from over embracing each thorn Take heed the whispers of these filthy propagators, at my windows & doorsteps, Shh, they are watching! Peeping-Tomming, robbing from my bluebonnet bed, while in a deep sleep counting sheep Wake-up, and Click away, the dandelions are gone, airborne into a fuller universe From the hunger, I left behind, since jealous eyes envied how high my beanstalk continues to rise Smile, at the yellow wool, held out by the same green thumb gang, whine when others succeed, Scratching one another on the back, as if they were the National FFA Organization Grazers growing super fast- crowfoot grass, a bitter look, found in their dead pedal path Horticulturist, all alone, on the inside, growing bushes of lies, contaminated vase, black roses I can't endure participating in a dead stem convention, when the seed-woman cries for care Exposing an overwatered garden, hoarding clodhoppers grin, separating everything The potential of plowed plants is nothing more than corrupt cactus, and invasive plant species in disguise, Proof they don't know the first thing when cultivating the perfect flowers, A die-hard moment- Not even the sun wants to climb up on the side of the landscape of falsehood Sickened by the holes and yellow stains of dust and dirt, broken by the Farmer and torn overalls By daylight, the gardener lives kneeling, tending the greenhouse, of lies By nighttime, the grower, swallows, by singing and tossing salads all night. The Tree continues to grow, The Gardner Cries

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 9/16/2015 8:52:00 PM
Dear Linda this is deep with imagery my friend, read it twice to take it all in, it made me ponder the whole scope of what you are trying to describe you have alot of talent my dearest soul sister and this work shows it quite well, loved it completely, cheri
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Date: 9/2/2014 10:25:00 AM
You as well...hugs :)
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Date: 5/15/2014 10:54:00 PM
Hello my loving and very precious sis-bff (4evr) of mine! I'm stoppin by once again to enjoy one of your stellar art works/masterpieces & to say Hi. Once again, thank u so much & b-lated congratulations on your win . TYSM as well for your sweet soupmail-reply. I’ve sent another re-response. Hope you’ve time to go & read it. I’ve few time at soup today while waiting for my cousins. See u around for a while. Sending love, hugs & kisses! Lovem4evr Leo
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Date: 5/14/2014 2:47:00 AM
Congratulations on the win. :) tremendous write as always... :) , GBU from olive thanks or the comments..:)
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Date: 5/10/2014 9:07:00 PM
Congrats on a great win Linda
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Date: 5/10/2014 4:47:00 PM
Now I get it. It was a quote. I'm used to seeing the name afterwards in a quote. The "featuring" part threw me off. Cheers. No real slams means...?
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Date: 5/10/2014 12:17:00 PM
I'm a bit confused by the mention of Casarah and Susan... Seems to draw focus away from the poem. I agree with you that it is more of a lash with a wet noodle than a slam. In any case, you placed well. The rules didn't seem to count in this contest anyway. Congratulations!
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Date: 5/10/2014 3:49:00 PM
hum, what's so confusing about it? In no way, will I take credit for Casarah's lovely line and top idea... (that's why It was an honor to mention the lovely new poet) About Susan, she gave me a challenge... This was the best I could do for her. Roy, as I admit on the bottom. I was not expecting to win. I did not follow the "No more than 25 lines" rule. Plus, this was not a slam. We are not allowed, real slam poems here. Anyways, have a nice day Roy, that was the most you've ever said to me. Makes me feel so freaking special. :)
Date: 5/10/2014 8:05:00 AM
Thank you Verlena, wow, so sweet from you. This is not a SLAM.... but a poem about "I know what you did last summer!" LOL..... a sweet metaphoric slap in the face:)...... Thank you, thank you, every one...... If I would have known I was gonna place, I would have followed the rules. And not, enter this sorta slam...... it's only a slap not a slam......tehehehehe. . ...However, I freaking love this poem. Luv Linda
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Date: 5/10/2014 7:58:00 AM
I love the subtleness of this filled with so many metaphors...congrats on the fine win...hugs Tim
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Date: 5/10/2014 5:12:00 AM
Wonderful write PD ! Sweet slamming ! It's great the way u did ! Congrats on great win ! Thanks for your beautiful forever comments on my poems // Upma //
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Date: 5/9/2014 3:36:00 PM
Congratulations PD. I like the way the story goes into a slam. Well done and I have you high marks for doing so. Verlena
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Date: 5/6/2014 6:02:00 PM
PD, what has Susan said about your slam? WEll, I got my blog up and am waiting to find out WHICH of the soups YOU would choose of those six.There has to be at least one!!!
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Date: 5/3/2014 12:48:00 PM
Love the nature element in this write and the raven in the first line, I'm glad also about the tap hey i was wondering lately about writting a poem about the Alamo what do you think. after i finish the two i'm working on right now about doing a little research.
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Date: 5/2/2014 10:38:00 PM
A terrific poem and a fabulous read . I can go to bed happy now .
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Date: 4/27/2014 4:53:00 PM
beautiful garden walk Linda lovely imagery ty for visiting me hugs
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Date: 4/25/2014 12:38:00 PM
Hey Linda, this is a great and funny read. You guys truly put it together. Also, you asked me to send you an alert when I posted another poem. I just posted a new one today called To You My Soul Is Bound. Let me know what you think. Good luck in the contest. Neva
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Date: 4/23/2014 2:29:00 PM
Such an amazing write Linda. Enjoyed so much! So intricate. Thank you for you comment. I wanted to get "friends" in another of your contest and when I got done writing, it had filled. Always a pleasure and thanks again Linda
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Date: 4/22/2014 10:50:00 PM
Wow! I just loved this poem, Linda. The subtle slams and metaphors were so creative. What an amazing collaboration from you and Casarah! Well done to you both. Good luck in Susan's contest! :)
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Date: 4/22/2014 4:42:00 PM
I'm so glad you are back. I missed you! You still got it, girl! Allan Koven
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Date: 4/22/2014 9:29:00 AM
Very strong sentiments are expressed here P.D. Needed reading more than just once....the waves of emotion and feelings rise and fall incessantly. A dig at the those who swap the natural with the artificial...and on...and on...//superb write :) // paul
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Date: 5/9/2014 4:55:00 PM
..back again..congrats on a well-deserved win....paul
Date: 4/22/2014 4:27:00 AM
What a fun read. What about fruit trees and tomatoes?? Or Chickens even?? Te he he.
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Date: 4/21/2014 2:44:00 PM
love this, PD. hope you had a great Easter xx
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Date: 4/21/2014 9:02:00 AM
Soup Mail...Please read ASAP
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Date: 4/20/2014 9:12:00 PM
A vivid write Linda..I like the line about the landscape and the sun...hugs
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Date: 4/20/2014 6:07:00 PM
Love this read the second time around see you also on Monday I'll be on off and on that day it's my day off maybe we can catch up some, my dear friend. cheri
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