The Garden

The Garden prose poem

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Just before I went strolling through Eden in the early morning dew,
The owner of a most beautiful garden gave me a list of things to do

First on the list were all types of animals that I was suppose to name.
Little did I know that one of them would change and cause endless pain

Just when I thought that he had given me more than enough to manage,
He had more assignments, and my own plans quickly began to vanish

One day he placed me in his quiet and breathtaking garden.
So relaxed, I fell asleep and was awakened to a lovely bargain

He had taken a part of me, and made a most exquisite lady.
Her presence saturated the garden with unspoken melody

First thing I knew, she caused me to lose what I had gained.
She listened to the voice of another, and she was to blame

We were terribly sad, because we were soon evicted from our happy home.
We dishonored and displeased the garden’s owner, and were afraid, lost, and alone

Though he never ceased to give us compassion, love, and security,
Our lives were altered forever, having lost Eden Garden and our purity

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I am a retired minister and the husband of Barbara for 42 years. We reside in Sacramento ,Ca. We have two sons and a daughter, and we are the proud grandparents of 6 children.
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