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To My Garden

Updated on November 4, 2011


Mary, Miss Mary, oh so contrary

Your garden is overgrown.

With pity shells and cockeyed spells

A maid so oversown


Mary, now Mary, be careful, tread wary

On stones that you dare to turn

Thistles sparring scorn will be charring

A heart that now fails to burn.


Mary, poor Mary who thinks youth is fleeting

Your garden just barely thrives

Your weeds will abound on dead fallow ground

While Complacency swarms like flies.


Mary, oh Mary you long ago danced

And sang of your harvest so grand

Now love you have taken and joy have forsaken

Your rain barrel nothing but sand


Mary, my Mary, a name full of sorrow

A meaning you've worn out dear wife

For sorrow you've bled, and bitter tears shed

Over past sins, your children, your life.


Mary, sweet Mary, a change over long due

A new name I give you to know

For Joy you'll reap more, and love I'll restore

No longer in vain will you sow.



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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A good poem with plenty of hidden messages here.

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      KDee411 5 years ago from Bay Area, California

      A very sad but lovely poem.

      Kay

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      mhaydock 5 years ago from Illinois

      Thank you Kay. It is bittersweet. A time in my life that God had used to refine me through poor choices He would have preferred I hadn't made but used ultimately for His good purpose to bring me back around

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      KDee411 5 years ago from Bay Area, California

      I think we should read each other's hubs. I love God! But I'm sorry if there is any forgiving to do, he's got to be the one to do it. I'm not up to it. I think God understands.

      Kay

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      mhaydock 5 years ago from Illinois

      He absolutely does understand and I wouldn't have made it through without His love and grace

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