Irrevocable Trust


Google Images; Flower Garden

It is hereby prescribed

by the position of
the moon, the
will and trust of
seeds sown shall
create exceptional blooms.
 
Appointing an executor
to administrate the soil,
all continues on as planned
as the new earth is toiled.
 
The warranty is signed
and the planet guarantees
in accordance with the
climate, the contract is iron-clad.
 
With informed consent and
immunity for all, it is
acknowledged and granted
that we all share in the bounty.
 
The heirs of all those gone before
shall enjoy all rights and privileges
of the beauty displayed, and the
equity of life will thrive and flourish.
 
There will be no breach of peace
at the end of each day, as we
survey our land and the gifts it bestows.

Took up the challenge over at dVerse Poets to use action words of one profession to describe another:  http://dversepoets.com/

I worked for several years as a legal secretary in a law firm where wills, trusts, contracts and corporate law were the main focus.  I used my experience there to describe gardening and sharing the earth’s bounty with all.

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  1. oh i wish there was such a contract..very cool on combining the law vocabulary with the gardening…

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  2. Fantastic twist on the eternal beauty of nature. Programmed, not only to survive but to thrive – even in less than ideal circumstances. But with just a little care and attention it’s outcome is glorious. We must trust and abide by these natural laws! Thank you, Gayle! 🙂

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    • Well thank you…I appreciate your wonderful words. It would be wonderful if we all could benefit equally wouldn’t it. And you’re welcome! 🙂

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      • I’ve mentioned this poem and included a link to it, in the ‘Occupy’ piece intended for this week. But an exciting event occurred and I changed my post at the last minute. Will publish the one with you in, next Thursday 🙂

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        • Well thank you..I need to get back into contributing to ‘Occupy’ myself…I had taken a break from my blog for awhile and am not quite back into the swing of things yet. Perhaps I’ll see you there!

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  3. Gardening is extremely satisfying! Like the way you’ve used biology and combined a natural science into a poem of inevitability! x

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  4. Very clever! I liked the way you used law terms to discuss nature!

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  5. Very clever to connect working for a legal firm to the land. It’s true too, we humans only ‘borrow’ what the universe sees fit to create. If we plant and sow, we usually reap the rewards, if we don’t there is nothing except what nature wills. Loved your interpretation of the ‘tools’ prompt 🙂

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    • I appreciate that…thank you. We shouldn’t need a contract though to treat the land fairly and with care should we…

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  6. nice…i like the bit of enviromental message in this…i think you did well on bending in the terminology…and lets hope she does not write null and void on our cantract for failure to meet our obligations…smiles.

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  7. Very clever use of the legal words…and I hope we honour and remember that contract ~

    Grace

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    • Thank you, Grace…I appreciate your compliment. Yes, it’s to our benefit if we all honor the contract.

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  8. I wish more people took our “contract” with the earth more seriously. Heck, I wish more people understood we have a contract with this planet! Very creative.

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  9. What an inspired idea for this prompt! Your contrast between the formal legal terms and gardening imagery is fabulous. If you’re going to continue working it, I’d like to see more garden images drawn into it; the legal stuff seems carry more weight by the end.

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    • Thanks so much, Julie…I appreciate your generous comment. I caught the prompt at the last few minutes before the link closed…I was lucky I came up with any idea at all…

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  10. Gayle, this is one of those poems that makes me want to click “like” over and over again. It seems so incongruent to wed nature and the legal profession…but it works beautifully!

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  11. So very happy to see you here, Victoria. And thanks for such a kind compliment…it means a lot coming from you!

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  12. Very clever! K.

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    • Appreciate that..thanks!

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      • I’m sorry not to comment more at length – I really did enjoy–my life a bit crazy the last couple of days. Very fun, and perfect multi-use of word trust especially. k.

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        • How thoughtful of you to revisit…especially when so busy…no apology needed. I really do value your responses…thank you so very much, K.

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  13. Androgoth

     /  May 22, 2012

    And you have merged
    the two perfectly Gayle
    so well done you 🙂

    Have a sweet wednesday 🙂

    Androgoth XXx

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  14. A beautiful piece. At this time my own garden space is in need of care but have to do it between the raindrops, unfortunately.

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  15. You succeeded in the ‘excercise’ without there seeming to be one…just a beautiful lyrically descriptive poem!

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  16. 😀 I loved this. I used to be a receptionist for a law firm and had to transcribe a lot of the legal documents, too, so I recognized the jargon. You did REALLY well in wedding the two subjects! I, too, wish there were a written contract like this to hold others accountable for their actions to and with the planet…I am still firmly convinced that the answer lies in awareness, as you have so beautifully illustrated in this piece.

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    • Well then, you know from where I was coming on this one…I could have gone a lot more technical but why make it painful…right?! Maybe that’s where we’ll end up…each individual having to sign a contract to make sure we treat Mother Earth with respect. Why can’t we just do things right because we KNOW it’s the right thing to do…it’s so exasperating!

      And, thank you, Corina..you are so kind.

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  17. What wonderful use of legal jargon in your poem. Great job!

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