Garden of Nede (sonnet)

By dwells

Behind the veil they nibbled at the core
A plague upon the garden of their youth
The rotten fruit upon the jungle floor
The buzzing sound of lies became their truth

A gardener would vow to put things right
With calloused hands and caring he would start
Hysterical, they gathered all their might
And swore he worshipped darkness in his heart

He labored to restore the wondrous gift
Abundance then returned upon the land
The helpless and the hopeless he would lift
And all the while the evil-doers planned

They bore him down to lie among the fruit
An unmarked grave for he who dared defy
A sickness that would wither every root
And blindness that afflicted every eye

They always felt compelled to seize control
The Hollow Men* – devoid of any soul

* see the poem of the same name by Thomas Stearns Eliot - cheers! - Dan

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Copyright 2020 dwells
Published on Monday, March 30, 2020.     Filed under: "Structured" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

Dedicated to my anonymous detractor. Still lurking after a year, and loves to leave me "2"s - cheers all!
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  • molock On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, molock (312)By person wrote:

    This is vintage dwells, your words are always so graceful my friend and a pleasure to read. I wasn’t sure if I would be around to see the end times, but It appears to be upon us. As for your detractor jealousy can make people do weird things ... either that or they can’t count past 2. You take care of yourself my brother, peace- m0

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Monday, March 30, 2020, TropicalSnowstorm (1614)By person wrote:

    Lovely piece! You continue to perfect your craft! Ciao, T/S Scholar

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