The Man Who Watches the Garden


United States
32° 44' 51.6372" N, 97° 12' 40.8996" W

Plant me a rose
Plant me a smile
Love out the weeds
And all that is vile

Grow me a lily
Grow me a joy
One I’ve not known
Since I was a boy

The seed is planted
After the ground tilled
I watch and wait
After the work fulfilled

But the waiting is long
And even surprising
The dirt is unmoving
And the bud unrising

But then I recall
That old order of peace
That I provide seed
And God the increase

I wait for that smile
Which already is mine
But I know indeed
These things take time



This poem flows well, and I love your choice of words!

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