Poetry – Unearthing One’s Roots

A free verse poetry, “Unearthing One’s Roots.”

In life, we choose whom we want around us, but sometimes our choices are of good intentions, but over time we find it wasn’t a good choice and we must move on. Some people put on a great illusion of grandeur. Some people carry weighted rocks and ask you to help them pack them. I say not! A free verse poetry and digital art piece to bring clarity to life.

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Unearthing One’s Roots

There is a poem in standing trees.
You can hear words bending branches,
and a rustling of leaves.
A verse about truths of walking away
about things, or people
that no longer need to stay.
On the outside, it looks quite simple
like you need only to put on a scarf or coat.
It seems there isn’t anything less painful
than unearthing one’s roots.
The proof is in the tree stumps left behind.
For the price, others pay to flee.
For those of them,
they would have been happy
to extinguish their lives by half,
Just to be free.
And for those left behind,
life has known to grow another limb.
One should take up their roots,
for a part still remains.

©Linda J. Wolff 2017
|Unearthing One’s Roots|
A free verse poetry.


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A poetic wordsmith by the mind and a passionate blogger by heart. Reservoir for Wolff Poetry & Urban Poetry 2017, mentor for youth writing groups. Life motto: Everything you seek is in the stillness of one's mind. The place between seconds, whispering of a song between sound.

13 thoughts on “Poetry – Unearthing One’s Roots

  1. Great post! This poem reminds me of a sermon I heard regarding “Finding Your Roots”. The root are the people in your life that help keep you anchored and grounded. The branches are the extension of those friendships/relationship. Like you mentioned about the tree stump is what remains. Those stumps ( in my option) are the friendship/relationships that were unhealthy and need to be shedder to prevent the branches to wither away as well.

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