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The Forbidden Garden

Poetry By: Rhensis

This is my entry to my school's recent 'Landor Poetry Competition'. (Our original school building is atually the home of Walter Savage Landor, the poet:)) The theme this year was 'Gardens'. This was inspired by 'The Secret Garden'.
There are some unintentional rhymes....
My name's at the bottom in case anyone at my school wanted to steal it. I highly doubt it, but you never know!

Submitted:Apr 9, 2011    Reads: 47    Comments: 3    Likes: 2   

The Forbidden Garden
Havens of new life,
Hidden beauty, seen by no eyes,
Left for years by those who would conceal it,
Discovered by those with open eyes.
Creeping ivy overtakes the camouflaged gate,
It's key hidden within the moist earth,
The caretaker of the garden paths the way,
Going out of his way to help his friend.
The gardener is grouchy; old and secretive,
Hides his soul to those who enquire,
Reflecting the seeming personality of the garden,
Obscured behind disguised walls.
Believed to be dead flowers spring back into life,
A golden, glorious sun can once again reach it,
An ancient swing entertains those who wish it,
Birds chirp willingly and freely to their newfound friend.
Crippled and wounded, a child finds his feet there,
Finds his life and freedom there,
Along with his friend, once sickly and bleak,
They find companionship that will ever last.
For they have been through times thick and thin,
Just like the garden which they gaily play in,
But time is short, and someone approaches,
Will life in the garden be ever forbidden?
Lauren Fletcher


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