Demystified – a poem

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My garden enticed you from afar

Its open gates, a stairway to bliss

You imagined sprawling on the lawn, with the sun kissing your face

Being caressed by the water lilies as you dabbled in the pond

And being lost in the embrace of the entrancing fragrances

 

But the grass stained your clothes and the sun burned you raw

And the roses showed you how their prickles sting

You forgot that hydrangeas are pruned to maintain their resplendence

That the petals remain firm only when the ground is watered

 

Now you look at the garden with little regard, the open gate having dismissed all mystery

The awe replaced by a sobering thought

Superficial beauty tantalises the senses but for just a moment

And true beauty requires nurturing for it to last

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