I walk through the haunted garden
of long ago,
Passing each dry, leaf covered bed where loving hands
did once plant and hoe.
I sit here on an old stone bench
Wondering who was here last.
Was is a carefree child running past?
Lovers who held hands and kissed?
Or an older couple who reminisced?
But as I think and sit,
Many spirits by me flit.
Whispering tales of years come to past,
And singing songs of shadows cast.
Now I lay and close my eyes,
And join the rest who float and fly
Above the trees and in the garden
Whose lifetime wrongs have been pardon'd.