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A prose poem by

Execute Plan C

Submitted Aug 31, 2021, 10:47:34 AM

Garden of Words

In the beginning, I think we were happy
Growing together, we laughed and smiled
Tending to you helped me escape from everything I didn't want to face.
But eventually I had to face my demons, a battle I could never win alone.
Maybe I should've stopped to ask for help,
But I figured it was a road I had to travel without you
Along the way, I lost the love I had for myself
And I forgot that you needed love too

My own selfishness blocked out all the light you needed to flourish.
Pushing you away into a dark corner to be forgotten
As I let doubts and worries creep in like weeds, hiding your true beauty.
Intentionally going periods without watering you, I was desperately hoping you'd take the hint.

I couldn't even maintain myself
How could I continue to nurture you as well?
But you never asked more than I could give
Whatever I was able to give, you gave me back in return and so much more.
I did everything I could to ruin you,
But you always stood tall and never wilted
I wish I could understand why
Whether I wanted it or not, your roots are deeply ingrained in my life now,
And whenever I'm sad, your flowers bloom again.


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Commented Sep 15, 2021, 8:01:57 PM
Wow! This is quite profound. And it is beautifully written.