The Darling Buds
Here in my quietly cherished garden,
Where golden flowers grow,
I love to linger long and taste
The flowers that I know.
But now around me where I see
The darling buds of roses,
They bring a powerful sense to me
Of life that decomposes.
Time has brought me to a point
Where life and love are frozen;
Where little I do has meaning, and
My future has been chosen.
For now I’m in a time cocoon
Where life has been suspended..
Where I can look but cannot see,
And reality has ended.