love forgive redeem

The flowers are all gone.
“Where have all the flowers gone?”
a lonely voice sings weeps pleads.
Where indeed?
Pulled up?
Plowed under?
Starved for want of…
water?
sun?
earth?

love forgive redeem

I think the ground was once wonderful
before it was torn up.
and not just torn up,
but the dream of it
the idea hope joy of it
have been torn up also.
They say it is still beautiful
I’m not so sure.

love forgive redeem

Some folks tried to stop it.
They prayed with their bodies on the line.
But bodies and minds and spirits
and prayers
they were all broken.
… all the kings horses…

love forgive redeem

The Black Snake tore through.
Ate the fruit.
Poisoned the well.
Turned people into zombies and trolls.
What happened to my Garden?
I ask
Mistress Mary quite contrary / how does your garden grow?

Don’t hate the zombies
Don’t feed the trolls.
Don’t fear the snake.

Love them all.
Forgive them all.
Redeem them all.

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