Sprouting: A Poem

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Sprouting, growing, inside me, within me,


But there's an infinite tangle of vines,


Every direction is explored without destination,


Up, high up, reaching for heights unknown,


Shadowy darkness just adds to the confusion,


Down, way down, the roots of pain pull me,


Something bright beckons me from my open mouth,


Stretching, yearning, for the light up above,


Waiting for a drop of hope to water my wishes,


Strength is my sustenance, steadying my stem over time,


Sprouting, growing, inside me, within me,


Someday my tongue will bloom words of wisdom,


Then the silent rose will shed its sharp thorns.



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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

...Waiting for a drop of hope to water my wishes. A wonderfully imaginative and creative line, as is all the others. Artistic with an even flow. Thankyou and voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting. Sharing. Also linked to one of my own poems:)


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

vocalcoach: I'm so glad you enjoyed this. Wow...thank you for voting and linking!


Valleypoet 4 years ago

Very imaginative and creative work, the last two lines are truly awesome. Voted up:-))


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Valleypoet: Thanks so much!


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Beautiful poem. You express your thoughts so well.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

BlossomSB: Thank you! I appreciate your kind words. :)


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Mellonyy 4 years ago

Very nice! Great inspiration!


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Mellonyy: Thanks! I'm so glad you liked it.

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