My Garden

I had to write a metaphorical poem, based on a prompt I received. This is my take on it.



I sat in my garden

Resting my back

Against the trunk

Of an old oak tree

Gazing at all

All that lay before me –

Content and happy


Seeds that I had sowed

Some that had been bestowed

By wind

By water

By animal

By man

Man, like me


I watered every seed

I tended to their every need

And I watched them grow-

Some bore fruit

Some flowered

And some withered away

Before they saw the light of day


Of those that bore fruit,

some were bitter

And they hurt my tummy

Of those that flowered

Some had thorns

And they pricked me

When I went near


I couldn’t keep those

And those exotic ones

That demanded more

More than I could give

It broke my heart

To let them go

But I did


And now as the sun sets

I sit resting my back

Against the trunk

Of the old oak tree

Basking in the shade

of all around me –

content and happy


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7 responses to “My Garden”

  1. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    Lovely images to represent life Smitha.


  2. Ashfaq Ahmad Avatar

    Yeah, that is the truth and cannot be denied at all. I’m happy as well to have beautiful people with amazing minds.

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  3. Ashfaq Ahmad Avatar

    It’s so sad and beautifully written 👍👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      It’s the truth. That’s life, isn’t it? Not all seeds we sow are right. We need to let go :). Thank you for reading it. Am glad you liked it.

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  4. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    A lovely poem. I like the metaphorical idea. I have been travelling again but am back now [thank goodness].

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Robbie. So glad you liked it. Oh wow…travelling again. Since you’re happy to be back, I presume its work that’s kept you away :). Well, I’m glad you’re back

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      1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

        I traveled for work but it doesn’t leave much time for blogging. I am glad to be back home and getting into my routines again.

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