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since 2000-01-13
Posts 873
Hammond, La USA

0 posted 2000-06-23 01:13 AM

I looked at the Garden
Through rose colored glasses
And through these eyes
I could clearly see there was beauty.

I looked at the garden
Seeing colors so bright
Sparkle and shine
A beauty in light

I looked at the garden
A wondered what would be
If I removed these rose glasses
Allowing me to see

That my vision was hindered
Not clear and true
Shaded from darkness
Clouded from view

I saw what I wanted
Not what was ahead
Imagined it gleaming
Was dying instead

Decaying before me
I covered the pain
Used rose colored visions
To cover the stains

I now admit madness
Give in to the sane
No rose colored glasses
To keep out the rain.

Accept the deflection
For clearly I’ll see
That what I was seeking
Was really in me

© Copyright 2000 Richard Rendall - All Rights Reserved
serenity blaze
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since 2000-02-02
Posts 27738

1 posted 2000-06-23 07:28 AM

Lovely work here--a study of self-realization...reminds me of Joni Mitchell's words...

"We are stardust,
we are golden,
and we've got to get ourselves
back to the garden..."

Christopher J
since 2000-06-21
Posts 94

2 posted 2000-06-23 07:49 AM

such excellent analogies...unfortunately it is often so true....i found this a sad poem...well done!
ellie LeJeune
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since 2000-01-10
Posts 4156
King of Prussia, PA USA
3 posted 2000-06-23 08:10 AM

Great poem! The garden is inside of us. It's the only reality, Ellie

Summers haunting melody
that awakens
the butterflies,
calling them to join
the dance
in their silent song
of praise to God.

ellie LeJeune

Senior Member
since 2000-01-13
Posts 873
Hammond, La USA
4 posted 2000-06-23 10:56 PM

Thank you all for the kind words.
They mean so much.

Janet Marie
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since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

5 posted 2000-06-23 11:06 PM

beautiful walk in the garden you took us on
wonderful wisdom in those last lines
well written work
take care, jm

linda munday
since 2000-06-17
Posts 315
Adelaide, Australia
6 posted 2000-06-25 09:50 PM

Lovely work spike, being a landscaper myself, I love gardening comparisons.  You have pulled this one off (glasses) nicely.
Linda M.

X Angel
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since 1999-11-07
Posts 1521
7 posted 2000-06-28 01:56 PM

I like!


Not A Poet
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since 1999-11-03
Posts 3885
Oklahoma, USA
8 posted 2000-06-28 02:18 PM

I like it too. Thanks.


Member Elite
since 2000-02-16
Posts 2637
9 posted 2000-07-10 11:40 AM

Hi Spike,

This is very insightful, so much enjoyed, thank you for sharing.

Love,  Cerenity

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since 2000-01-18
Posts 4713
10 posted 2000-07-12 05:43 AM

WOW powerful stuff, very good read...well done

Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe

since 2000-04-12
Posts 268
Backwaters of Avalon
11 posted 2000-07-12 05:58 AM

Well, Spiky, we all need to sit down, and think about ourselves, that's what I always do, you have realized your feelings well.. I would like to share a corner of your garden as well, good stuff.

- James
The beauty of nature is displayed,
not through itself,
but through the creatures
dwelling within its bosom.

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