In Nancy's Garden .........

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In the small white church lit up at
night she waits for her friends
The hand written sermon
for all of us ...... the village at the ends

She lives in the woods beneath
the pines and spruce bows
And mixes her sun with the stars
beneath the sunset shows

I saw her once nursing a kitten she saved
at the pound
And to her gentle " neffies" of black
when no one's around

A faded grey fence surrounds her cottage
with pastures and dust from the road
Yet inside her house a walk back in time
memories are her motherload

When near her anywhere you view
manners grace and charm
And a guardian of the innocents
no kitten comes to harm

Once Invited to Nancy's garden
where peace and tranquility combine
We know now gods real plan if we
watch as Nancy shines´╗┐

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time2rite 4 years ago from Navarre, Fl, USA

Ahorseback, this is a beautiful read. Taking care of God's creatures, being good stewards of his creation, is in itself an act of worship. Very well written, touching piece!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

what a mysterious woman Nancy is and her garden.. this was so good.. up and wow Frank


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Very nice, I like your style of not to long but not to short. great imagery, in your words.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Lovely...more should strive to emulate nancy's simplicity and empathy..


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

A nice tribute to a gentle and dedciated human being. We need many more like Nancy on this earth for the kittens and the other beings in need of help.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Timetowrite , you could not be more right , thank you for sharing!.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hello Frank , No mystery there , just a gentle soul . Thank you for dropping by!....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Cleaner , Thank you sir !I appreciate that !........:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

IMKarn , Yes she's an angel . You are correct !......Be well my dear.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

xstatic , Yes my friend I think there are alot like nancy but we never hear about them! Thank you.....:-}


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

You paint a mighty pretty picture. Nice


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moneycop 4 years ago from JABALPUR

both are lucky i feeel so...again a very touching poem brought about..thanks


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Anndavis , thank you sweety ! But I only write of a great woman .....


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Always , How are you , yes she is a special lady!.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi moneycop ! Thank you for caring and reading !...Be well


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

I begin to love Nancy and the way she cares for others...great poem ahorseback...


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome! Wish there were more Nancys in this world. Reminded me of my grandma and her rose garden.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Raciniwa , Nancy IS an easy person to love for how she treats the world . Yet I think that, that is something we hubbers know about !Caring among us !Be well my friend !.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose , Lets face it girl ! Man could learn so much from woman like this if only they [we]would open our hearts!.....You have to love how a woman" touches" things , a flower , a hand , a child or kitten!....:-}


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

So truly beautiful and thanks for sharing.

Eddy.


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savanahl 4 years ago

I love the way this poem flows. What great imagery you use as well as awesome metaphors.

"And mixes her sun with the stars

beneath the sunset shows"

Voted up and beautiful.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Eiddwen , Eddy Thank you for being so ..........so constant !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Savanah, If your profile picture were to smile ...I would write YOU a poem !.......Thank you my dear!


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Beautiful and slightly mysterious poem...the words flow and the images flow...taking you a journey. Very Nice, Theresa


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Phdast, Theresa , thank you , there is no mystery there , just a sweet gentle lady up the road who gives many gifts of small mercies in life. She gave me a book of her poetry when she found out I dabble in words. I am glad you shared this . And your name !

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