The Garden

With Easter just a few days away, I thought I would share with you one of the poems I will be publishing later this year. It’s called The Garden, and it deals with all the things running through Jesus’ mind just prior to His arrest. I hope you like it.

The Garden

Roses blooming near a fence
Where earthen brick lay close against
A floral song of rainbow’s tender hue.

While climbing ivory’s free cascade
Flows around the colonnade
Timeless there before young lilies grew.

Where once upon a time He’d rest
In silent peace He’d so loved best
To castigate His mortal, dreadful fears.

Deep within His conscience there
In meditation and in prayer
He’d bathe the tiny petals with His tears.

Could He sweat this blood, bear this pain
Accept His closest friend’s refrain
To ask if this but only pass Him by?

My heart has grown to understand
I worship Him, but love the man
Who gave His life to rescue you and I.

© Robert Monahan


About robertmonahan

I grew up across the street from the famed Calumet Farm in Lexington, KY, which began my love for the Bluegrass area and its most famous product, Thoroughbred race horses. I started writing poetry and musical lyrics during my tour of duty with United States Air Force while stationed overseas during the Vietnam War. This developed my experience as well as my appreciation and understanding of diverse cultures which is reflected in my writing. A graduate of Lexington Catholic High School, I hold a Computer Science degree from the University of Kentucky. Following a successful career with IBM and Lexmark International, I am now retired and spend my time writing novels. I, and my wife Judy, have two daughters and five grandchildren

Posted on April 4, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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