The Loveliest Garden

Mark Fennell


The loveliest garden
That I do know
Boasts flowers who pride themselves
In being so

They despise any neighbor
Who can not succeed
In becoming prettier
Than an ordinary weed

“Pressure, repression
Weeds be ruled out
Eliminate inferiors
Growing about”

But this only makes them tougher
And the flowers refused to see
That the weeds are more the wiser
For dealing with idiosyncrasies

When the tempest comes
Flowers are helplessly whisked away
But the weeds have stronger roots
They choose where they want to stay

What were once called weeds
Now reign where the flowers used to grow
And these once called weeds
Pride themselves in being so