The Garden of love

Lush, full of flowers

This love of ours

A gift from heaven above


Confused, I wonder

Why seek to change

A most precious treasure

Become alien and strange


What is love without trust

To surrender oneself without must


What is love without compassion

A heart of empathy and patience


What is love without forgiveness

A heart of mercy, the only witness


What is love without self-sacrifice

Happiness of others without any price


Was once a beautiful garden

Now barren and arid land

Left to rot without tend

Left forsaken and forgotten


What was once genuine and pure

Now a sickness without cure

Turn laughter to tears

From hopes into fears.