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T.J. Daniels


The Garden of Reality


In the garden of reality
the roses do not have a fragrance.

And the sky is not always blue.

The grass is not always greener.

But the lies
are always true.

The sunshine doesn't always radiate warmth.

And there's always a chill in the air.

Not everyone is friendly

and love
is not always fair.


(1999)

Submitted: Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Edited: Sunday, March 13, 2011
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