Like a Garden after a Rain

© Moira G. Gallaga

In life there can be terrible showers

High winds and drama can shake you

Like leaves are taken and twisted by the wind.

These high disasters can make life barren

Like a patch of garden that never sees the sun.

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But there are roots even in the bare ground,

Potential flowers just waiting for the day

When they can spring up into life again.

And like a garden, after the bad storms

There will be new shoots springing up all around

Filling the garden and making it beautiful.

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Like a garden after rain you must blossom

From the challenges offered by the storm.

Bow your head against the wind but

Keep strong and upright even in the worst.

Spread your petals to receive the water

And take it in to nourish your blooms.

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Without the rain the garden would be dry

Nothing would grow within its bounds,

And like a garden you can take the cold

The downpours and the storms life holds.

And like a garden after rain you can recover

Push through your blooms and rise above the ground.

12 May 2021