Cactus Garden and Rose Garden

Balboa Park, San Diego, Ca

Carrying their thorns proudly
in ways we don’t think of,
they reach tall, arching strong
knowing each prickly spear
each stay-away-from-me spike
is part of who they are.
Their blooming will arrive
in spring’s due time
surprising those disdainful eyes
who only fear lies
that promise doom and pain

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.

I visit their garden
their pruning’s behind them
stems cleanly severed
planned with perfection,

Trusting the final outcome
they bloom

We survived our recent pruning
though close and severe
while still in our bloom
and ahead of our season,
there was nothing to fear

We can’t always know
reasons for seasons

Now roses smile
their rainbow shades
of pink, orange and reds
lavender blues
strutting lively hues as we do

Their fragrance lifts
the most fragile of hearts
and we remain strong
trusting the outcome,
subdued, renewed, blooming

We can’t always know
reasons for seasons

Jean E. Taddonio


About geniecan

Born and raised in " America's finest City" received BS degree in nursing years ago... main career besides wife and motherhood ( and now a grandma)was as a hospice RN for 18 years...Take great joy in finding the good in all things and believing that " No Thing is Ordinary" the title of my blog. I am working on a children's picture book story named R-Qu.. a rock falls of his mountain. Writing poetry is one of my happiest things to do. Yoga, water aerobics,, gym exercise and walking our wheaton terrior, Finley, with my husband Jim are favorite things...oh yes...singing in the choir at Church and recognizing God as #1... are most important... I also have a home based business with magnetic and far intra red health care products..peace to all who read this, Love, Jeane
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