The Garden


  • Mandi
  • I am here, heart in hand, ready to share time and poems ith anyone who will give me the time in their day.

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from watching too many murder mysteries

The Garden

Well, hello, counselor...
You did say that is what you  do?
Right now I could use a good counselor,
Because I feel very blue.
My life is one screwed up mess
My behavior I have come to rue.
I can't explain why I do
All the things that I tend to do.

Do you have any time available?
I know that I have time free.
Nothing else in this world
Matters that much to me.
I've come to realize
How really alone I feel.
The deadly pull of death,
Like on a fishing reel,
Tugs at my sordid soul
And, I seal the deadly deal.

Quickly, deftly, I begin 
To slip down the river bank.
Into the cold water I slid.
Down, down into the dark  I sank.
It was as dreary as I has imagined.
As bleak as a deep water tank
Left half full for months on end,
With rotting leaves that stank.

Having come to a mushy stop.
Feet anything but firmly planted.
Opening eyes squeezed tightly shut
In another world, slightly slanted.
I peer into flat dull eyes
Of someone I know and like.
Chained by the ankle, to the
Lake bed with a driven spike.

When was the last time I saw her?
We hugged as she kissed my cheek.
My heart grew cold and hard, 
When last I heard her speak,
She told me she was leaving,
Said she would miss me much.
So I gave her a loving caress
With my own personal touch.

I smiled at her sweetly,
Then I turned to bid farewell
To all the other flowers "planted here".
I bade them  goodbye as well.

Gliding toward the surface
My face breaks the serene plane
A cool breeze dries my skin
As I struggle with the insane.

Somehow my mind is eased,
My loneliness has gone away,
The visit to my flower garden,
Has brightened up my day.

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FranzJ commented on The Garden


a happy ending ? prehaps - I do like how the reader is drawn in

ItsHeartBeat commented on The Garden


Wow. That was really fun to read; it pulled me right in. You have a real talent for connecting with people. I'll look forward to the next one.



I will keep on the lookout for your stuff too...

ayyan commented on The Garden


You are a great poet with good writing pulling everyone's mind, by sense of touch in views and ideas, all the best



thanks so much... I hate tug people, but to go on, I need input.

StandingBear commented on The Garden


An incredibly awesome work you've penned. Your writing is as always, very interesting. Saved to my favorites. Thanks for sharing.



miss chatting W/ U

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

Mandi’s Poems (99)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Heart in Hand 2
Incapacitated 2
Heaven 0
All Alone At The Plate 0
Moon Man 0
Happy Halloween! ! ! 1
Ah,Ha! 1
Sometimes We Should Listen to Friends 1
Destiny 1
undeclared love 1
Search On 1
There's a candle burning bright in my window tonight... 2
The Searcher 3
And 'The World's in Ttheir Hands? 1
When Young Dreams Die 6
The Garden 4
Letting Go 1
Confusion 3
And, So, Life Goes (C'est la Vie) 1
Would you still leave me? 2
Till I Knew You 4
A Good Day 6
A Little White Lie 3
~ ~ Cindy's Garden ~~ 2
The Wheezy, Sneezy Wabbits 2
Into the Azure Blue Sky (original) 1
Ode to a Grecian.... ahh, I mean, to Diet Orange Crush 3
Life Goes On 3
love pending... 1
And then I said.... 1
On The Outside Looking In 3
In One Fell Swoop... 6
A Part of the Crowd 3
That's the Story of My Life 4
I Think I'm Gonna' Write a Book 8
I Am She 7
Acceptance 11
And So.... Let This Be Said! 9
This Is My Kingfdom 7
Darling 7
Rose by the Sea` 7
Into the Azure Blue Sky 22
final act 5
On July 24th, 2010 4
Forsaken? 8
Silence of the Lambs 5
Rise Up From Slumber 10
Conversion 3
Shades of Kevin 8
hello out there.... 12
Now If That Ain't Love, I Don't Know What Is! 7
The Man Who Kept the Law 9
Tell Me Little Baby what do you see? 9
My Last Everything 17
In The Pink 14
Making the Cut 8
Letter To An Unnamed Lover 7
Where the Trolls Live 11
Three Little Girls and the Witch's Tower 9
Sunrise of Life 4
Is Anyone Like Me? 11
Waiting 8
Beautiful Bella 4
A Place in the World 4
Friend 4
Welcome to the Family 2
Devotion 2
Reflections 6
Just One of Those Days 3
Mother 1
Destiny 1
Dreamland 1
Grandaughters 4
The Prairie Highway 4
Play Ball? 4
When Day is Done 4
When Peonies Last Bloomed in the Garden 2
Longing 4
On Angel's Wings 3
Frustration 2
I Am Too Smart 1
Too Late 3
bon jour 1
Limerick for a Cop 2
The Gift 5
Heaven's Tide 2
I Remember You, Dad 6
The Girl and the Lonely Heart / Romancing the Girl 4
The Third Street Bridge 1
Missing Little Things 1
Secrets 6
Eden 6
Crying Babies 3
Game of Life 3