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Below is the poem entitled THE ROOT OF IT ALL which was written by poet Jeff Bresee. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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"Write me a poem", she once said from her chair
And tell the dark secret that lies under there
Dig it up from the deepest and blackest of holes
Tell in poetry what you’ve not told to a soul
Write your way through the layers of cover you’ve used
To conceal the real issue that lies at the root
Of the vines and the thorns that grow out of your heart
Tell me, what do you keep so far down in the dark
For you never can heal if things stay as they are
Using bandaids and makeup to cover the scar
Yes, you’ll always be stuck in this state that you’re in
If you won’t write it out and let healing begin
…Jeff Bresee

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  1. Date: 9/30/2011 11:37:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your outstanding poetry today Jeff. I wish you a most enjoyable weekend with lots of sunshine and happy thoughts. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 5:27:00 PM
    so do it..write it out..don't just write about writing it out, do it.:) you have the talent for sure...light & Love