The Old Gardener by Hugh Dysart

Ignorance grows like dandelions,

infecting enchanted gardens

Doubt clings to poisoned thought,

over running, overwhelming,

the ancient pillars of learning


An old gardener stands defeated

his tears feeding the ivies,

entangled in worn sandals

A millennium of lessons learned,

knowledge once pruned to brilliance,

lays decaying with disrespect


Searching his age-old memory,

trying to recall when the rot set in

When trust became superstition

When truth became lies,

fact became fiction,

believers became fools,

when love became hate


When man became animal


Turned his back, a moment in time,

the infestation began

Goodness and knowledge, never safe,

from creeping ignorance

Three Wise men, explorer, scientist, artist,

words once revered, now disdained

The old gardener resumes his work,

seeds strewn to the good earth


Evil grows like dandelions


© Hugh Dysart

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302579_242748782435233_4426381_nAbout the Author

Hugh Dysart is a long-time musician, songwriter, poet and lyricist. Hugh has been playing blues and rock for almost fifty years and writing for fifteen. His greatest influences have always been music based, appreciating the genius of both the music and lyrics written by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones. It had has greatly influenced his writing of lyrics.

He has discovered a love of writing poetry and prose; a natural progression as a lyricist. He resides in Timmins, Ontario Canada, with his soul mate and is a father of two and a grandfather.

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