Our Father Kept A Garden


Father who was a gardener

Our father kept a garden.
A garden of the heart
He planted all the good things,
That gave our lives their start.
He turned us to the sunshine,
And encouraged us to dream;
Fostering and nurturing the seeds of self-esteem.
And when the winds and rain came, he protected us enough
But not too much because he knew
We would stand up strong and tough.
His constant good example,
Always taught us right from wrong, markers for our pathway,
to last a life time long.
We are our father’s garden,
We are his legacy
We will love our father, for all eternity.