Ms. Jensen's Garden

July 4, 2010
By lifeisajourney GOLD, Coronado, California
lifeisajourney GOLD, Coronado, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey not a destination..."
"Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life in a clearer view again."
"Only those who will go too far, can possibly find out how far one can go"


I sit there watching,
But what am I watching?
The trees shooting into the sky,
Or the grass blowing in the wind?
Am I watching these things?
I’m sitting here underneath the Willow
I watch the kids play,
Tag, wall ball, and hopscotch.

I sit there thinking,
But what am I thinking?
How life will go on,
Or my most recent breakdown?
Am I thinking these things?
I’m sitting here underneath the Willow
I think about the kids,
Running, laughing, and jumping.

I sit there feeling,
But what am I feeling?
The scars running down my arms,
Or the soft grass tickling my legs?
Am I feeling these things?
I’m sitting here underneath the Willow
I feel the world’s presence,
Wind, dirt, and grass.

I sit here…
Watching the world around me
Thinking about the life in this world
Feeling the stuff that makes life in this world
I’m sitting here underneath the Willow
I enjoy the presence of the garden
Kids, noise, and nature
This is what it feels like
What it feels like when I’m not numb

I would love to not be numb
To be able to watch these things everyday
To be able and think these thought everyday
To be able to sit here and feel life
When I am not numb,
Life is meant to be lived


The author's comments:
i wrote this for my science teacher who let me sit under a tree in the school garden. She was always there for me to talk to.

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on Aug. 21 2010 at 10:15 pm
lifeisajourney GOLD, Coronado, California
18 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey not a destination..."
"Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life in a clearer view again."
"Only those who will go too far, can possibly find out how far one can go"

Thnx a lot. i feel a lot like this sometimes.

LastChapter said...
on Aug. 21 2010 at 11:40 am
LastChapter, Hempstead, New York
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Favorite Quote:
(couldn't think of anything better at the time) "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."-Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.

this was really good! i liked  how in the poem the person could just let go of everything, and just let themselves live in the moment for now. 


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