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The Roots

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by GeetaKashyap, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. GeetaKashyap

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    (Inspired by @periamma's poetry Root)

    The dark and gnarly roots

    Hidden deep

    Mostly unseen

    Penetrate into

    The soil, rubble and rock.

    But without them,

    Even a great banyan tree

    Cannot withstand

    A simple breeze!


    More than what’s visible outside,

    What matters is what’s inside.

    Rise and fly

    As high as you wish

    Conquer all that

    Your heart desires.

    But without your roots

    You are nothing

    Never forget your roots, your anchors.

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    One who has the roots seldom comes back
    One who doesn’t always wonders
    One who comes back to the roots hardly gets appreciated
     
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    Nice one Geeta! My dad likes to say, "Reach for the stars but keep your feet firmly planted on mother earth. Never forget your origins." Your poem reminded me of his words.
     
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    Dear HP,
    In this world, some acts get instant appreciation and some are taken for granted. Relationships are the most taken for granted and it is also an area where there is always a mismatch between the expectations and the results. Nonetheless, it helps to give an identity and keeps a person grounded.
     
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    Dear Gauri,
    He is so right. I am glad you could relate to this poetry. Thanks for this nice comment.
     
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    Good one Geeta
     
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    @GeetaKashyap Well said. We should never forget whom we are? Always we must know how much strength we have and never forget our originality. A kite or a bird which flies high in the air will come down once to regain stability
     
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    Thank you, Vijima.
     
  9. GeetaKashyap

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    Your poetry triggered this response in me. Thank you, periamma, for inspiring me.

    Since I couldn't message you to inform in advance, I went ahead and published. Hope you are not offended. Thanks once again.
     
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    @GeetaKashyap Geeta no problem ma.i am happy that my poem had inspired you to write another poem.i had an inspiration from someone's writeup and started writing .so No worries ma
     
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