By Brian

They’re wilting and dying
A bit more every day
Sensing change in the air
They begin to decay

It’s so easy to see
Lack of care, neglect
A weed here and there
Just what you’d expect

Unripened tomatoes
Spoiled right on the vine
They long for the touch
Of hands that aren’t mine

I wish I could save
All the blooms that I see
The petals and stems
As divine as can be

There’s not enough time
Enough days, enough hours
But until she comes home
I’ll water her flowers

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 12 years and three fabulous felines.

3 thoughts on “Neglect”

  1. “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All Scripture hangs on these two commandments.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 22:37-40)

    Beautiful poem. Beautiful neighbors. Mrs. J. is blessed to have you guys in her life–and you are blessed to have her in yours.


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