God's Redeeming Love. Hope!


He Planted her with Loving Care,
As oft' He'd Planted others.
A rose with petals soft and fair,
Whose perfume gently lingers...
What Care He Lavished on her,
Though she was unaware...
Like so many others,
She took His Presence forgranted - always there!

Someone spied her in The Garden,
Her gentle manner he did love.
So he asked if he could have her,
To cherish and to love.
The Gardener gave Permission,
He took her to his home...
All went well for many years,
The rosebud she had grown.

From season unto season,
She poured all the love she knew...
Into her softly perfumed petals,
Diademed with dew.
But that someone had an evil streak, 
From others he had hidden!
He led her down such tortuous paths,
To do as she was bidden.

He petals started drooping,
Her luster soon was gone.
For shame had reared its ugly head -
Light the world had none!
How could she understand it?
When all she'd done was love?
She bowed her head in sorrow,
As dark clouds gathered above!

In her anguish, she cried aloud,
A cry straight from the heart...
For The Gardener, Who'd Planted her,
Allowed her to depart.
Swift as an arrow did He Come,
And brought with Him, His Best Loved Son.
A Crown of thorns upon His Brow,
The reward for all the Loving things He'd done!

They Gently Touched each petal,
And Soothed her broken heart.
Until she stood up straight and proud,
As They Vowed They'd ne'er depart.
IF she'd only let Them Guide her,
Throughout the remainder of her life.
Trusting and sharing her world with Them -
The good things AND the strife!

For Their Love is all encompassing,
For those who answer The Call.
The Son Leads to The Father,
His Light can all Enthrall.
No other way leads to The Garden,
No other holds The Key.
Yet... those who too have suffered,
CAN Light the world with He!

Submitted: January 08, 2008

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Well written. Excellent choice and treatment of theme.

Gave it an "I Like It." vote. Should get you a lot more attention and readers.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Tue, January 8th, 2008 3:04am


Thank you for your encouragement!

Thu, January 10th, 2008 5:03pm


this is simply beautiful. the imagery you have generated here is something to marvel at and you descriptions and use of emotives to draw the scenery is brilliant. truly a great story here, has my vote. great work Margi, take care, Tiger.

Sat, February 28th, 2009 4:53am


Thank you for your comments! Many years ago, when I sent off some of my poems to a critic to read, I was told that the language (for this particular poem) was too 'old fashioned' for today's reader! The person also 'pounced' on the fact that I'd used the word 'hovered' for perfume and that only bees hover! She was quite right of course, I had used the word in the wrong context! However, I was greatly hurt by the comments - probably because this poem (the first I ever wrote and one that 'lanced' an emotional and spiritual 'boil' in me) is MY story! The thing is that when The Holy Spirit Leads me to write, I write from my heart and spirit, I don't analyze it - so what comes, comes!!! Now after over five hundred poems and twenty-five years of walking with Jesus (in June), I don't worry when people are negative! I only care about sharing Jesus and His Amazing Love with the people of this broken world!

That is why on one of your writings, where someone had been negative, I encouraged you to just let it go and continue to explore your gifting!

Love in Jesus,

Sat, February 28th, 2009 3:39am


Hi Margi, i think your writing is amazing and something to aspire to. you have a wonderful imagination, a great belief in what you write and you manage to engage the audience in you subject matter. unless you are a professionally publishing author, what you write and how you write it doesn't matter. the important thing is that you write it how you perceive it. using some old English phrases should not deter a critique from giving it the deserved credentials. i use some old English phrases (MY ONE & ONLY - a Message and others)to capture particular emotions and sometimes there just isn't another way of achieving the kind of response you want from the reader.

Margi, you should be proud of what you write and how you write it. accept constructive criticism but don't ever let any one tell you that your writing is not worthy of the piece of paper you wrote it one, they don't know what it means to you. only you do. i believe your writing is wonderful, inspirational and uplifting for the soul. keep to what you like doing best and make sure it doesn't hurt others, because at the end of the day, that's what matters the most.

i hope i have managed to encourage you. take care Margi, Tiger.

Sat, February 28th, 2009 4:39pm


Thank you, I really appreciate your encouragement and am so glad that this poem was a Blessing to you!

Love in Jesus,

Sat, February 28th, 2009 3:46pm

Graeme Montrose

Astounding piece of writing a great poem

Fri, October 15th, 2010 6:13am


Thank you very much, I am glad that it Blessed you!

Love in Jesus,

Fri, October 15th, 2010 4:19am

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