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There In His Garden (poem)

Updated on August 24, 2013

There in his garden

Blessed by sunshine and the rain

Blooms the treasures of his life

Blooms his scent across the sky


There were his seasons

Thrilled with colors from his hand

Blooms of all his enjoyment

Blooms enough to spread and share


There strolled his lover

To give meaning to it all

Blooms of rich kisses

Blooms passing ever


But there in a room

Sits a stranger so gentle

Amid a past unknown

Amid a nurse’s care


Where did he come from

Where was his family

Were some of the sounds

Which fell from the walls

Of his silence

This silence



There in his garden

Blessed by flowing memories

Blooms of another kind

Blooms forever here after


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This is both a beautiful, yet pained memory as well as a celebration of sorts.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      I really enjoyed reading this poem. Thanks!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely garden and beautiful how the memory of it can be kept in the heart and continue to be enjoyed, even when things are tough.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting look at this garden and a beautifully thought of poem.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      As I read this I was reminded of a time when someone I knew was left unattended, no family or friends came to her. Old and alone, it was so very sad.

      Well done...and the musical interlude was awesome. ps

      Angels are on the way this morning

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This my friend is one more of my favorites from you. I feel the sadness yet read peace within.. Thank you for this..Beautiful....

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      thost 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Very nice Martin, I see sadness here. Vote up.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is very sad and very beautiful, Martin.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Absolutely beautiful. I love the garden picture and I loved the music. Beautiful poetry - very touching.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      The beauty of nature so close and yet so far. We sometimes wheel my father-in-law outside just to let him get some fresh air and look at the beautiful flowers my mother-in-law planted.

      This one touched my heart.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      Solumn piece of poetry and intrique into a garden. : ) Voted it up, of course my friend.

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Isn't it thought provoking how Beauty can flow from

      a painful existence? You serve up much to contemplate.

      I loved the Kevin Spacey movie K-Pax. Did not know any one else

      liked the movie.

      Splendid poem framing an arduous life.

      Great work, Martin.


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      ocfireflies 4 years ago


      Another bouquet carefully crafted by you. You are a master poet.

      Voted UP! My friend.


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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I can picture the poor man longlingly seeing life abundant in the beautiful gardens outside his window. Someone please wheel him outside!

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      Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      I like the poem as much I like the photo of the garden .... Beautiful!

      Voted Up. Have a good day!

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Mh, I really loved this one so much! Awesome! Beautiful garden photo. Really amazing video and music.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper