Deborah J Richard


You And I, In The Garden Of Life - Poem by Deborah J Richard

Along the garden path one day,
I sought respite and stopped.
And in the air, a lingering…
Twas roses, so I thought.

But something else hung low and sweet;
Yes, love was all around.
Where once was friendship forged with you;
Now something more I found.

I turned and saw you standing there,
The apple of my eye.
We now create our masterpiece,
Until the day we die.

These many years we've seen them both,
The sunshine and the rain
One brought the sweetest blossoming;
The other, mostly pain.

When weeds choked in,
We pulled them out,
And thus our joy could grow
Took hold of it, and held on tight,
Leapt on and so we go.

We tended our love,
Like water to a flower
We inched through struggles,
At times, each day and hour.

You've been my secret safety place,
Where I am truly me
You, my brightest spot in life;
At times, all I could see.

And now, as we are older,
Seasons slipped away,
I think of that young, secret garden,
Where love bloomed wild one May.


(April 19,2015 Escondido, California, USA)
(c) Copyright 2015 by Deborah J Richard, All Rights Reserved
Revised, April 12,2017

Topic(s) of this poem: aging, garden, gardens, love, love and friendship, love and life


Comments about You And I, In The Garden Of Life by Deborah J Richard

  • Melissa Patty (12/5/2015 11:40:00 AM)


    Such an interesting poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (12/4/2015 3:00:00 PM)


    Lovely poem Deborah, beautifully written and so well rhymed. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 4, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 12, 2017


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