When springtime was new
and the moist earth began warming,
a tender shoot emerged from the morning dew.
A fragile, young bud was forming.
As the sun would climb and rise,
she would unfurl her leaves with grace.
Sleep would shake from her eyes.
Daytime's radiant heat bathing her body and face.
Time passed quickly and bud became flower.
Commanding elements to change into beauty is her power.
Proudly she stood in the garden so straight.
The on-lookers admired and some came through the gate.
Careless jostling from one pining just to touch,
her welcoming heart petals were damaged and spoiled!
How could this happen? He loved her so much!
This love must be proved, so for his whole life he toiled.
With heavy heart aching and body bowed to the ground,
the heart petals he gathered with care.
These were her lost dreams needing to be found,
as frost was soon coming no effort was spared.
His tears he spilled to nurture the f