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I Have A Garden In My Head (and it's mine)

Updated on May 18, 2012

I have a garden in my head
With emotions that need to be pruned
There’s a memory for everything
But I need to make more room

I got to tell you something
And it’s about my life
It’s changed like I never knew
But it’s something I like

I don’t have the dread
And I know what to do
I get up every day
With what I’ve been through

A doctor told me some news
But I shrugged it out of view
I’m not supposed to worry
Maybe God will see me through

I wonder about him a lot
And what he thinks of me
Everybody has their opinion
About their own personal deity

I was walking in the mall
And a pretty girl tried to sell me
She said, “Take it, take it!”
But I told her, “Nothings free”

It wasn’t so much that I said no
But that I didn’t lose my train of thought
When a smile shines so bright
Sometimes you can easily be bought

How can I wander amongst the minstrels
And the ladies in waiting to capture my heart
When I no longer live in their world
And cannot play the expected part?

There’s something I got to tell you
I’m tired of being miscast
The person you thought you knew
Hs become a stranger to his past

If you want to talk
Then let me know
But don’t bring your desire
Because I let mine go


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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hmn...where does it go?

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      Mark Lecuona 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thanks... Just have to get used to these things when you get older. No alarm yet. But the clock is ticking.

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      nightsun 5 years ago from northern california

      I hope you are well...

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      Mark Lecuona 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Rahul - Thanks again!

      @nightsun - A few things; I had a doctor tell me my PSA rose slightly on a prostate check; he said come back in six months... so... I was thinking about that and other things.

      @mckbirdbks - Thank you for commenting. At times it could be about being adrift but also being comfortable with being adrift or maybe not being a part of the mob.

      @WannaB - Thank you for commenting. I'm not sure my friends understand me but I think they admire that I'm doing something that I love.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I rather feel that way myself since I moved here. It's an entirely different life than we expected to have before we moved here. Many of our friends don't understand what we've become. Sometimes I don't either.

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Succinct words to describe the feeling of being lost; of being out of place; and the fighting the tide that sent you adrift.

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      nightsun 5 years ago from northern california

      very nice..what's behind those thoughts?

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Great poem :)