Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 12,024 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

In The Garden, With My Father - Poem by Smoky Hoss

It is spring.
As in my garden, I stand.
In the garden -
My father is there;
... though long since gone...
He IS there.
I tend to the weeds,
The veggies and flowers...
He is there.

I never understood him
(as I should have, could have) ...
Until now,
Here, in the garden.
Where I, like he, work the soil.
I've come just recently
(these last few years)
To enjoy and love my garden so.
- I am not as surprised afterall, as I would have thought,
To find him here.
Here, in the garden.
He loved his garden very much.......
I - at that early age of restless youth - had no use
For such slow moving things.

But now, I see, and myself move, at a much slower pace.
Therefore, it is him I am here and now able to see,
In the garden.
Watching it all grow, so peacefully.

It is somewhat sad, that now,
When I can no longer tell him,
I understand.
For I have come to find... I love the garden too,
Just as much as he;
And we both always will.
My father - standing in the garden -
I now know.
After all these long years.
And I've missed him so;
But, how wonderful to find,
He IS here...
In the garden, our garden,
Always, with me.

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  • (5/12/2011 1:07:00 PM)

    Great poem Smoky, i love the way you have wrote about being able to understand your father more and being with him in the garden he loved.
    I hope you spend many more day's in your garden knowing your father is close by.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 12, 2011

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