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The Garden of your Heart

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Rod
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            THE GARDEN OF YOUR HEART
                                          
                                                                     by Rod Walford


Oh, mystery of life! You ever deepen with the rolling years;
Your vast arrayed enigmas are as endless as manís tears
Shed for his own kind, that not one soul of millions passed
Had found the key that would unlock the secret spell you cast.

Our scientists, philosophers, astronomers and kings
All strive to find the reasons for manís endless sufferings;
Whilst writers, poets, lyricists combine to paint the scene
The hunger and the wars go on , abhorrent and obscene.

Will man discover answers that will right the human race
In faint, ethereal signals beaming down from outer space?
And will those answers terminate the warlordís bloody lust;
Or feed the child dying in Sudanís hot sun-baked dust?

Incessant drive to interfere with natureís manufacture
To feed the earth with chemicals and change genetic structure
Beware! The cold, grey fingers rise - of sickness and fatigue;
The haunting, spectral legacies of the Corporates and their greed.

Consider - interstellar quest is fraught with human error
Better, far, to look within to end this reign of terror;
To contemplate, and understand the Great Designerís plan
And see that what is needed is to change the heart of man.


When the forces of the darkness, and the forces of the Light
Clash daily in your conscience,  urging sanity to flight;
When the claws of doubt are tearing at the fabric of  your soul
And deny you right of access in the pursuit of your goal;

Then turn your searchlight inwards to the core of your foundation
Rekindle there the fire of  Life, and banish condemnation
Re-plant the seeds of right and truth in the garden of your heart;
For never seed has starved nor died where love has played its part.

© Rod Walford 1999
© Copyright 1999 Rod Walford - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 12-09-1999 04:24 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Marvelous! We should all start planting in this garden as a resolution for the new millennium. Wonderful poem!  
Severn
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2 posted 12-09-1999 05:59 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

WOW!
This is a fine piece of writing.

K
jbouder
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3 posted 12-09-1999 07:21 AM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbouder

This is excellent work, Rod.  Good job.

 Jim

"If I rest, I rust." -Martin Luther

Pepper
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This is writing First Class....
Enjoyed this piece very much Rod!
Welcome to Passions.....I'll be looking forward to reading more of your work...  

†A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
  



[This message has been edited by Pepper (edited 12-09-1999).]
Denise
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5 posted 12-09-1999 01:20 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

First class, indeed! This is absolutely beautiful! Very well done, Rod and welcome to Passions!  

 Denise


Martie
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What a great poem Rod!  Welcome to Passions.
RainbowGirl
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7 posted 12-09-1999 04:48 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Talk about making an entrance Rod...

HUGS

 Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...


 
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