The Life Of A Heart Garden

From conception to fallow ground

Colleen Millsteed
Published in
3 min readJun 16, 2024


A beaitifuuly established garden.
Image courtesy of Pixabay

The innocence of the destined life of a newborn,
The beginning of a seed sprouted from love,
A fertile ground; sprinkled with possibilities,
As a heart begins to beat on its own.

A precious vessel of world colliding,
Capable of greatness; the defeater of shadows,
Virgin ground seeded with lessons, love and compassion,
To grow into fruitfulness of one’s tomorrow.

Deep within that innocent heart a secret chamber,
A garden of such beauty it’s treated by the soul,
A seed of empathy flowers into a blossom of integrity,
Amidst a sea of adoration, and awe-inspiring joy.

Year upon year this garden flourishes,
Lessons distort the weeds pulled from its depth,
Prickles discarded after their usefulness,
Leaving the pristine pathways silkiness upon bare feet.

Tears water the roots of premature seedlings,
As they reach their stems towards the laughter and giggles,
Pride softens their thorns as their stems reach for the ceiling of peace,
With darkness…



Colleen Millsteed

Top Writer in Poetry. I’m a Finance Manager with a love of both numbers and words.