Private Devotion – An Unexpected Garden – A Poem

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In the badlands of pain’s wasteland

Flourishes an unexpected garden,

Tended by the loving companion,

Of all who enter its fated bastion.

He faithfully guides each person,

Through the ashes of its embers,

Through pain’s sharp fiery doors;

While keeping Gehanna moored.

He knows all who enter by name

Having shaped their mortal frame.

He leads each to the trellis of advantage,

From there, to tend to blooms of courage

Pinned onto vicissitudes’ fragrant corsage.

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, inspiration, sometimes writer, faith

16 thoughts on “Private Devotion – An Unexpected Garden – A Poem

  1. (Through the ashes of its embers,)
    A powerful metaphor suggesting life and the determination to carry on

    (He leads each to the trellis of advantage,)
    Another beautiful arrangement of support and care

    No one can escape the vicissitudes of life, this is true. yet in private devotion, coming to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses there we find amazing grace, that helps us to fashion our days and pushing through distress.

    Thank you for sharing a crucial and relevant private devotion for pressing through the pain.

    Carefully and fittingly crafted to the matter at hand. .

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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful comments- they are thoughtful and discerning. A brilliant treasure to read your comments. Your prose is profound in its poetry. I appreciate your kindness in taking the time to pen such delightful eloquence. I am humbled and grateful. Thank you my friend.


      1. Thank you Suzette. It is so refreshing to read your poems. They inspire and challenge me to express myself and to push boundaries further in my own meditation and then to translate my feelings and thoughts into language. It is a blessing unto me.

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