Garden of the Heart

 

Like the earth, fertile when nourished;

Our Hearts can grow sweet fruits,and be tilled to flourish.

 

The soil must be tended, by gardeners called parents;

Protected, kept sacred, by love thatís inherent;

 

The seedling must be guarded from invasion by weeds;

Given light and water and the minerals it needs.

 

Until it is strong enough to stand on itís own;

The young plant must take in the garden of its home.

 

And likewise our hearts need good old fashion tending;

Or else it will be hurt, when immature for defending.

 

Because storms are likely to set in and threaten itís sanctity;

Emotions can damage or protect itís safety.

 

And when finally full grown and standing so strong.

The well gardened heart will bear fruits for long.

 

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