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Despair

The rose has dressed itself for Spring
in all its finery, and so should you.
Why sit in your empty room
gazing at blind windows?
Life is still here!

A simple flower struggles on…
Because it knows no better, you say…
But no, it lives on
because it does know better ~
Its petals greet the light each day.
When chilled by the cold of driving rain
the flower waits for the warmth of the sun,
and so should you.

Life may show us grief and sorrow,
But, please, live on!
Eat the bread of bitterness if you must,
yet return to kindness when you can.
Remember the deep red rose in your garden.
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Born in Denmark in 1953, I migrated to Australia with my family in 1957. After spending my school years in Yallourn, I moved to Melbourne in 1970 to attend Monash University. Having graduated with a science degree in 1975, I worked in various fields, such as youth work, teaching, politics (with a special interest in the natural environment), social research, community development, and finally, information technology. I have also completed two graduate diplomas: one in sociology and the other in information technology, both at Swinburne University. Now retired, my last position was as an IT Manager at Monash University. Gardening, art, poetry and writing have also been life-long interests.I have recently published my first book, 'The Cicada', which is a crime/mystery novel, set in Australia, four hundred years into the future.Website: ingemeldgaard.daportfolio.com more…

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