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  • Damien Anton Winsles

Garden Gates of Renewal

By Damien Anton Winsles
Posted on April 1, 2024
A greenhouse with beautiful potted plants.
Cover Image Title: Garden Sun
Cover Image by: Seder
Classification: Photography
Year: 2021
Location of Creation: Washington DC, USA

Through garden gates, blossoms reach for the sky,

Nature's whispers of renewal, as seasons pass by.

Just like petals opening in the morning's embrace,

Life's journey seeks its own tranquil space.

Letting go, like leaves in autumn's breeze,

Embracing change, with grace and ease.

Cleansed by growth, in the dew-kissed dawn,

Nurturing the soul, as new beginnings spawn.

Yesterday's challenges, not chains to bind,

But stepping stones, shaping the mind.

In the mirror, see yourself anew,

A reflection of resilience, shining through.

No more hiding behind masks of fear,

Embracing authenticity, drawing near.

Simply being, in the present's embrace,

Savoring moments, finding solace and grace.

Building bridges with those who uplift,

Nurturing connections, a precious gift.

Growth is shedding fears, embracing the unknown,

Welcoming transformation, seeds newly sown.

Finally embracing the journey, with hearts aglow,

Mind, spirit, and soul, ready to grow.

In the fading light, a beacon of truth,

A journey of renewal, from root to youth.

In the end, finding peace, whole and true,

Mind, spirit, and heart, a renewal in view.


Garden Gates of Renewal is about how life is like a garden, everchanging. The poem illustrates how we can let go of the past and embrace new beginnings, just like flowers wilting in autumn and reblooming in the spring. The audience is encouraged to be true to ourselves, to be open to change, and to cherish the connections we have built with others. Let this poem serve as a reminder that we can refine and renew ourselves, just like plants in a garden.

[Writing Editor: Kimberly Nguyễn]

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