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#OctPoWriMo13 – Rooted in Love

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Marcus Garvey
Image Credit: Pixabay

A solitary beauty grows
in lovely fields where the wind blows
Everred tree provides some shade
for the wild children who played

Enveloped by the scarlet rows…

Brown branches sometimes house the crows
Love given during fated throes
from the precious red leaves that swayed

Sacred deep roots…

Donning the color of a rose
Nature’s kind nurse naturally knows
Fostering healing in swift aid
when our weak well being is frayed
and bring us back up from our lows

Sacred deep roots…

Day 13 – Tree – Rondeau


Hello everyone! I'm a technical writer by day, creative writer by night. I have a wild imagination yearning for more in life. I'm fascinated by many subjects that have developed into a sort of mental and physical wanderlust that ultimately leads me to experience a variety of cultural shocks. Welcome to my journey and looking forward to reading your blogs!

19 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo13 – Rooted in Love

    1. Thank you Bob! Did your family ever share tales of your ancestors growing up? A friend once shared with me a quote taped to the stem of a flower, “No history, no self. Know history, Know Self”. It made me wonder quite a bit about things related to what Mr. Garvey has mentioned.

      1. I know amazingly little about my ancestry apart from my mother and father. We lived with my maternal grandmother for the first 4 years of my life along with her brother who had shell-shock from The Great War (WW1) and one of my aunts. WE emigrated to Australia from the UK when i was 11 and had no relatives within 10,000 miles of us. They did not talk much about family and i learned not to ask.

        I’ve had to learn about ‘self’ by myself… i learned quite a bit in the last 2 weeks in fact.

        Being more of a ‘science type guy’ than following The Arts i never really understood the whole English culture all that well either – there is a heck of a lot of stuff there you really don’t want to know!! Although maybe i should?

        It’s a real mixture of cultural ancestry and invasion – we got inter-bred quite a bit it would seem, and then we became the greatest empire the World has known, and then we grew complacent.

        All good things come to an end (and thankfully so do the bad ones)

        1. The English culture is quite fascinating to me. I took two classes in college devoted to English language and culture actually. You study what you wish Bob! Studying my heritage and ancestry helped me understand certain traits and qualities I might have adopted while being involved with family events! I may have inherited some other things as well. Take care, and hope to see you later when you return! πŸ™‚

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