Poetry Sunday-The Garden of Life

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Garden of Life

 

 

I fell upon the garden of life

and it sang to me a joyous song,

Beckoning me ever forward

onto a path along a crumbling wall.

 

 

And I sat and contemplated

the flow and rhythm,

While the trees held me tight

and the grasses gave me rest.

 

 

As I awoke born anew

of a seed with similar leaf and stem,

Now I bloom a more brilliant flower

that cannot fade or wither.

 

 

I am strength, I am hope, I am joy.

I am the garden of life.

 

 

© Donna Donabella 2015

 

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I wrote this poem as I was contemplating mid-life and mortality.  As I watch my mother age and lose more of her independence mortality comes painfully close.  So I continue to cling tightly to life and living my life to its fullest.  And I find my greatest strength, solace and inspiration in my own garden….my garden of life.

 

 

 

I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

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I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  

 

 

 

If you enjoy reading this blog, I welcome you to share it with others. I enjoy spreading the blog love, and I appreciate all who come and read my blogs. 

 

 

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Special Note:  The echinacea that grows in my garden of life (pictured here) represents strength.

 

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I leave you with a few words about feeling reborn.

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