Where Love Lies

The simplicity of the soul shines brilliantly beyond
Subtle waves of enduring warmth behind the water’s edge
The river’s tide races through the countryside
Carving out ruts of passion over cliffs down into calming pools
Giving life unto every living thing surrounding its borders
Rich are the meadows sustaining life within its reaches
Where creatures abide to live out their lives in unison
Deep in the forest a family of deer wanders by to drink from a stream
Then leaps across to find tender leaves for grazing
For such is the lair of hope unto the masses both great and small
Love lies within the heart of all living things everywhere
Sacrificing self for the furtherance of all life
Such is the nature of all living things to abide together
In harmoniously harsh existance throughout time

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Medically retired from the Army with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, I have travelled across the country until finally settling down in the mountains of NC. I have been seperated from my wife since 1996 and have become the best of friends ever since. I have written four books and hope to write 1/year from now on.

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  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderabout 1 year ago

    JR, this is such an enduring truth, a wonderful write from such a big heart.

  • Many thanks Tony. I truly appreciate it.

    – JRGarland

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 1 year ago

    You share with your heart my friend. Evident in this work. Such depth, one can’t help but feel blessed to be alive.:)

  • That is indeed a good feeling. Many thanks dear friend.

    – JRGarland

  • shootback
    shootbackabout 1 year ago

    Another beauty, JRG! You truly are a blessed writer. :)

  • Many thanks Todd. Very much appreciated.

    – JRGarland

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 1 year ago

    I want to live in the world you write of. Because the way you write it …is absolutely story book lovely. It makes my heart skip a beat and I sigh with gratefulness to share in the depth of your beautiful self. Thank you dear friend. Too wonderful.
    Hugs! xoxoxoxoxoxxooxooxxox

  • Many thanks my dear, precious friend. You would be welcomed with opened arms.

    – JRGarland

  • Charldia
    Charldiaabout 1 year ago

    Such a beautiful write

  • Many thanks my dear friend.

    – JRGarland

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful JR. xx

  • Many thanks dear Jane.

    – JRGarland

  • CanyonWind
  • Yeeehawww!! My favorite banner is back!! Many thanks POP’s.

    – JRGarland

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulaions on your feature nicely written and presented wonderful depth and full of hear a fav.

  • Many thanks Bonita.

    – JRGarland

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinabout 1 year ago

    Excellent my friend.

  • Many thanks Walt.

    – JRGarland

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 1 year ago


  • Many thanks dear friend.

    – JRGarland

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