This piece seems oh so familiar, I like the way you started and ended it with the title, it drives the point home.
Don't banish our beautiful life"
and leave me with strife
for my soul knows only you
living in this world for you"
this was my favorite phrase..very familiar indeed, Timothy r
I like the line "my flowers in the garden will die".
I see you got your old fan-club. Maybe some new? I used to write for the encouragement of votes and praise, but I write mainly for me now. Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with people praising you (or me for that matter), but it's just not as important.
Anyway, excellent poem.