Each week, Upper Moreland-Willow Grove Patch is happy to present poems selected by the members of the , as well as poems from the residents of the Upper Moreland area.
This week's poem:
By Martha Hunter
Falling petals in the wind
Stony soil bare and cold
Not a master to defend this fragile rose
Subtle fragrance of the past
Haunt my dreams of yesterday
This tender blossom couldn't last the winter's storm
Then the Gardener's tender hand
Digs the weeds away
Watered with the dew of hope
Could it be I'll bloom again?
I must trust a higher hand
To revive my life again
This the Gardener's loving plan
For fragile rose!
About the poet:
Martha Hunter recently retired after 30 years as a child-care professional. A writer since childhood, she was mentored by her mother who wrote until her last week of life. Martha writes music: sacred and children’s music, theme songs for occasions and scores for other poets’ work. She has written a book of historical fiction centered around strong women of the Bible and is seeking an agent.
Have a poem you'd like published here?
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