The Garden Inside My Mind

From darkness into light we are born  
only to return to darkness in our minds  
oh, the walls we build windowless  
separating us from life  
forever diminishing the light  
does a blind man think he's blind if he's never seen with eyes?  
we have been broken for so long we now think us whole  
a self realized disability  
we become prisoners inside our heads  
Then one day a small bird flies in  
first shock and violation  
"get out, get OUT! you annoying little bird"  
"don't you dare poop on my hidden dreams and desires"  
the bird , curse it, chirps gayly and leaves a twig  
coming back day after day  
this happy bird drops a seed or leaf or flower petal  
"stop leaving trash you evil bird"  
I build my walls higher  
"Ha! let's see that feathered fiend get inside tomorrow!"  
One day I wake to beauty surrounding me  
the little bird had built a garden inside my mind  
possessively I think 'my little bird'  
and can't wait to share my garden with her  
but my bird didn't return the next day and I curse  
"damn little bird, good riddance" I say  
knowing all along how much I want and need her  
angerly a want to rip out the garden  
but something always stops me from destroying this part of her  
finally I realize that love cannot be owned  
so I wait in the garden of my mind  
hoping this little bird returns
Written by APissPoorShaman (Ryszard)
Published | Edited 9th Nov 2023
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