She Grew a Garden of Life

She was barely visible to the eye

Growing on the barren tree…a tiny budphoto (7)

Protected tightly in green layers….a sign of new life.


She was nurtured by the love of two

First loves of her life…ones who knew her best

Rain and sun…father and mother…sustenance of life.


She burst forth into a blossom

Discovering another love…her mate

Wind and air…husband and lover…breath of life.


She unfolded her petals to give birth

Loving unconditionally the new little bud

Sunshine…a child…blossoming from her love of life.


She spread her leaves beyond the grove

Forming friendships of sisterhood

Wrapped with the sun’s warmth…enhancing her life.


She lost her blooms…they fell to the soil

Scattering her love across the garden

By the wind…nurturing other young buds…full of life.


She disappeared from sight

Trailing after her a colorful aura

Beautiful flowers that had been touched by her life.