God's Garden Poem by Robert Frost

God's Garden

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God made a beatous garden
With lovely flowers strown,
But one straight, narrow pathway
That was not overgrown.
And to this beauteous garden
He brought mankind to live,
And said: 'To you, my children,
These lovely flowers I give.
Prune ye my vines and fig trees,
With care my flowerets tend,
But keep the pathway open
Your home is at the end.'

Then came another master,
Who did not love mankind,
And planted on the pathway
Gold flowers for them to find.
And mankind saw the bright flowers,
That, glitt'ring in the sun,
Quite hid the thorns of av'rice
That poison blood and bone;
And far off many wandered,
And when life's night came on,
They still were seeking gold flowers,
Lost, helpless and alone.

O, cease to heed the glamour
That blinds your foolish eyes,
Look upward to the glitter
Of stars in God's clear skies.
Their ways are pure and harmless
And will not lead astray,
Bid aid your erring footsteps
To keep the narrow way.
And when the sun shines brightly
Tend flowers that God has given
And keep the pathway open
That leads you on to heaven.

Jay Allen 10 February 2011

i absolutely love this poem, this one is my favorite

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Michael Dhanaraj 24 January 2018

Paradise Lost first book in simple beautiful words.

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Alem Hailu G/kristos 27 June 2016

Yes wrong ways lure but hasten one'd downfall a wonderful poem.

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Charity Nduhiu 07 September 2015

There is a very nice lesson to learn from this poem that we should always follow instructions and keep our pathway open. I have fallen in love with the poem. Thank you Robert

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Peace Okechukwu 05 September 2015

Sunprincess; you quoted me every word of the way. I have no better way to put it. Thank you!

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* Sunprincess * 27 October 2012

Wow! this is poetry, this is perfection, this is a masterpiece, if only I could write one as nice as this..fabulous!

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