Garden-Fence Decor

Green-leaf mosaic,

tapestry of woven vines

hung with bright flowers.


Copyright 2016

T. Allen Culpepper

Church Garden

In a neighborhood a little run-down,

not neglected exactly, but tired,

whose people try to fix what’s broken

but don’t fill their yards with potted flowers

or hang banners from their porches on holiday,

not because they dislike decoration,

but because they’re too busy working

and can’t really spare the cash,

there’s one beautiful garden,

with shade trees, manicured shrubbery,

and every kind and color of flower,

obviously intended as an oasis of sorts,

or perhaps a little glimpse of Eden,

to brighten and inspire the faithful

who have grown a trifle weary of the fray,

the questing knights and traveling pilgrims

in need of a spot for rest and respite.

Inviting it surely is, but surrounded by a chain-link fence.

To enter the garden, one must pass through the church.


Copyright 2013

T. Allen Culpepper