Expulsion From Her Secret Garden by Mike Williams 05/07/2015 @ 4:13 A.M.
Stretching wide, wild, and vast.
Leading you down steps rarely trodden,
Because you politely and enticingly asked.
Her hopes, dreams, and wishes bloomed
In many colors, shapes, and sizes there.
Intoxicating as a sweet, rare, exotic perfume
With expressions of tender loving care.
She invited you in past her guarded gate,
Exposing a delicate world of tendermost truth.
Desiring nothing more than love to relate,
She planted and tended it from her youth.
Through the years she watched it grow
Sorrounded by an ocean of her tears.
Sharing it with you to let you alone know,
Vanquishing away all of her hidden fears.
Paying no mind as you cut down the flowers,
Destroying all that she had slowly built.
Her many reasons, seasons, minutes, and hours
Of her garden began to crumble and wilt.
Then pushing you out and locking the gate,
She swore to herself “never again.”
And began to rebuild anew her garden great,
Refusing to ever let you back in.
Image: ‘Off’ by Edmund Blair Leighton https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/Leighton%2C_Edmund_Blair_-_Off_-_1899.jpg
Original Source: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/off-edmund-blair-leighton.html
Depiction of the aftermath of a failed marriage proposal, set in the late 18th century
Medium oil on panel
Dimensions 32.7 × 24.8 cm (12.9 × 9.8 in)