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Lost Paradise

Updated on January 28, 2015

A forlorn garden

abandoned and bare

wilted and brown flowers

dying bushes and shrubs

a lost paradise

that once flourished and bloomed

Looking down upon this sight

tall trees and evergreens

always full of life

left behind

refreshed by the rains

and the snow

that nature provides

sorrowing that no one cares

Once there was life

there was color and the scent of flowers

there was happiness

and people delighted

in the pleasures of this garden

until no one came any more

and it all withered and died

a lost paradise longing to live once more

Came the day

when the first rays of the spring sun

found a green sprig

and shined down its love

the sprig began to grow

and soon this lost paradise

found more and more life

it began to live again

Came a gardener

who saw the green beneath the brown leaves

saw the beauty where there was none

he nurtured and tended

and renewed the life

of all that could be saved

then he planted new flowers

and cut back the rose bushes

the April rains did all the rest

and by May this lost paradise

was in full bloom again

The green trees tops

with newly sprung leaves

along with the evergreens

happily waved in the breeze

squirrels scampered and played

birds flew upon the branches

and sang songs of praise

for this beautiful garden

so full of love

© 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee


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    • Anna Haven profile image

      Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

      It is snowing and cold here tonight so your spring poem was a little ray of warm sunshine. :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Different and yet the same message of love. Very nice, Rasma.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      I enjoyed this nice work my friend. whonu

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      We are having exceptionally mild days which make us the more willing that spring should come and come quickly. Good illustrations and picture words.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful Rasma, I love nature and I love your poetry. Lovely images too, and great song by the Beatles.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Rasma, your poetry is so uplifting. Beautiful message!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh this makes me long for spring. Beautiful Rasma..

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      You have written another beautiful poem. I am kind of like a rose that longs for Springtime when the weather warms, and all the plants bud and get ready to open.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Life in full bloom; Love fully blossomed. Peace.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Love this Gypsy, reminds me that Spring is just coming upon us, loved it!

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Wow! Beautifully done. Great poetry bringing life to Paradise again. I like poetry. It brings life to anything. Voted up and awesome.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad to hear that Anna. We too here in Latvia still have snow and ice all around.

      Thank you Bill.

      Thank you Whonu.

      Thank you Demas.

      Thank you Jodah. Wasn't sure of the song at first but Strawberry Fields seemed like a good match.

      Thank you Shauna.

      Thank you Ruby. I sure hope spring is right around the corner.

      Well I sure hope a lovely rose like you Mary gets her sunshine real soon. Sid has found shelter in a plastic bag and only goes out when necessary. Meows from him to Baby and hugs to you.

      Life in full bloom is always wonderful Manatita.

      Thank you Nell.

      Thank you Venkatachari.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Love that gorgeous garden.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      That gorgeous garden is located outside of the National Opera in Riga, Latvia poetryman6969

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Exquisitely beautiful!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Manatita.

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