God's Garden

by Cardwell   May 16, 2012

God looked around his garden
and saw an empty place.
Then he looked down on the earth,
and saw your tired face.

He wrapped his arms around you
and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
'Cause he only takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough,
and the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids,
and said "peace be thine"

It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you didn't go alone.
'Cause part of us went with you
the day God called you home.


Dedicated to Austin - The Brother I never knew.


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  • 12 years ago

    by Emma from the Netherlands

    You're good! This is so beautiful.. I can feel the emotions through your poem.. It touched me.

  • 12 years ago

    by L

    This piece has moved me, I love the part where it says that God takes with him just the best. I enjoyed the rhymes because they feel where they belong. I felt the sadness but also the relief going through this piece. There was sadness because your brother who rest in peace is no longer on earth, however, there was relief because the pain was taken away.

    (I'm sorry for your lost), this one was a heartfelt piece. Please, continue writing.

  • 12 years ago

    by Xanthe

    Beautiful piece, sir. The rhymes were unforced and it went so smoothly. I have to say, I'm inspired to write rhymed poetry again. The message of course, made this piece for me. I'm really sorry for your loss. I know how it feels like to lose someone in one's family and you did not know them very well because you haven't spent a lot of time with them or time didn't give you a chance. I remember my grandfather with this piece. Thanks so much for writing and sharing this with us here.
    Also, I just want to mention that I truly admire and appreciate that you take into consideration even the smallest details. The punctuation was flawless, I love correct punctuation. And the capitalisation, delicate phrasing--all so perfect in my humble opinion. Five.
    Can't wait to read more. Keep writing

  • 12 years ago

    by JustAnotherPoet

    I got emotional when I read this because a good friend of mine died a couple of years ago and I really felt like a piece of my heart had left with her. Nice poem!

  • 12 years ago

    by Hannah Lizette

    So beautiful<3 a very touching poem. 5/5