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The garden gate,

The garden gate.

What lies on the other side of the rustic,
wooden gate?
Is there a secret garden, in a wild
overgrown state?
Does it harbour perfumed pink Roses in
soil beds, so fine?
Is there a swing or a slide for kids, to have
a fun time?

Is there a tanglement of weeds, brambles
with sharp thorns?
Or a neatly mown lawn, where birds visit
in the morn?
Does it conceal a comfy bench, for people
to sit on ad talk?
Or is there a winding stone path, where
the dwellers walk?

Does it contain rows, of vegetables
offering healthy delights?
Or is there a view behind, offering an
amazing rural sight?
I just don't know, what lies behind the
as I roam.
Can't I just take a peep, before I venture
on home!

About this poem

Have you ever seen a garden gate in a hedge and wondered what lies on the other side?

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Submitted by ljsanders on November 08, 2022

Modified on April 24, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,331
Words 165
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 1, 8, 8, 9

Laura Sanders

I live in Dorset in the U.K.I am inspired by nature and the countryside, especially the seasons, and the weather.I write about all sorts of topics and my poems are usually rhyming, haiku or free verse. more…

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