This poem is a story, a story about love. It’s a lesson too, a lesson about how relationships work.
There are such blithe aphorisms like ‘the power of love’ and ‘love rules’, which gives most people a false sense of security in their expressions of love. Falling in love is easy, but staying in love is work. People tend to forget that. This is what this poem depicts. That love may be a beautiful garden, but that explosion of colours need to be tended to in order to remain just so. A little watering, a little nurturing, and the garden stays in constant bloom.
But an inattentive lover, one who takes what he or she has for granted, can be likened to a careless gardener, who lets the bright petals of his blossoms fade and slowly crumble away into dust.
By Walter Shakespearean Ude
Walter is an award winning Nigerian Writer, Poet and Veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word, the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter. He writes at http://www.mymindsnaps.com/
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