#WednesdayVerses : The garden of life

garden of life

On a sunny day, with the sky washed in blue,
A gentle breeze blew,
I walked towards a garden,
And a journey I started.


Teeming with life everywhere,
I stood transfixed at the beauty there.
It was then that I pondered,
To find answers to questions I often wondered.


In the garden of life, who was I?
To find an answer, I did try.


Was I a flower, bright and colourful,
Spreading smiles and making the world wonderful?
Was I like the tree, reaching for the sky,
Yet firmly grounded, providing shade to those who come by?


Was I like the grass growing freely?
Or was I the lawn, growing within the confines completely?
Was I the thorny bush obstructing someone’s way?
Was I like the tender branches which with the wind swayed?


Was I the tiny plant, that grew,
Though chances of its survival were few?
Was my heart like the good soil, letting good grow,
Or was it like the rocky soil,
With nothing good to show?


In the garden of life, who was I?
To find an answer, I did try.




As part of our resolution to write more poetry in 2018, Vinay and I have started this weekly prompt which we’ve decided to call as Wednesday Verses. Each Wednesday, we’ll be writing a poem based on the prompt of the week, and sharing a linky. We invite you all to join us with your own poems on the prompt. Write on your blogs, and link up with #WednesdayVerses. Please add your post links to the linky only if you have written for the prompt. We are happy to have you rhyme with us.

Prompt #7 is “Garden”

18 responses to “#WednesdayVerses : The garden of life”

  1. Rajlakshmi says:

    Did you find an answer interesting how our life can emulate so many things around us. Loved Your perspective.

  2. Ramya Rao says:

    Beautiful poem , Reema! In the garden of life there is plenty , it’s your choice of what you want to do and where you stand. ☺️

  3. Kala Ravi says:

    Beautiful poem Reema! I love the allegory of different garden constituents to human nature.

  4. Esha M Dutta says:

    So beautifully penned, Reema. Your poetry speaks to the heart…and echoes in my own thoughts!

  5. This is nice. Do intimate me about the next prompt. Want to join in. ♥️

  6. Ooh I like this one! Loved the rhyme scheme and the message in the poem. So did you figure out who you are in this garden of life?

  7. You are the garden in this barren field of life, my darling! <3

    Love the use of words and rhymes here. They flow well and end brilliantly too.

  8. CRD says:

    Nature always inspires, doesn’t it?

    I would love to participate in prompts like this one. Do we need to finish our posts on Wednesday itself?

    Keep writing!


    Scripted In Sanity

  9. Vinay Leo R. says:

    I think a bit of us is in everything, and a bit of everything thus is in us. 🙂 But while observing and contemplating, we are lost to that beauty too. Loved it.

  10. pratikshya2 says:

    Beautifully penned… you have so much poetry in you.. it’s been so long since I wrote a verse…

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