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Since January 20, 2005
©2002 Shirley Anne Leonard
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LAUDEMONT MINISTRIES

A Sensible Approach to Christian Truth

POETRY BY SHIRLEY ANNE LEONARD

A Softer Paradise

Published in A Glimpse of Heaven

Gold is hard and cold
and diamonds glitter
with indifferent light.

Silver shines with glacial
overtones, gems are
beautiful but unimpressed
by tears at night.

Give me a living rose
intimate with dew,
and gardens rich with life,
sparkling waterfalls
and sleek birds soaring
over trees — a loving hand to hold
by a living stream,
with Paradise restored
in Eden moonlight.

Rose