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Not Just Ivy

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Not Just Ivy

I am the vine. 	
I am a brilliant emerald that prospers along the earth. 
I am the protector, 
covering parts of nature you may have forgotten about.  
Like a father who protects his home, his wife, his children, 
I protect my garden, I prevent erosion. 
Parallel to the husband, the father, 
who is there to preserve, keep out impurities as well.  

I am a strong green vine 
running along pathways, guiding you along the way. 
The father also guides his children 
and is a strong, yet gentle presence in the home for his wife.  
Sometimes I stop, rest upon a fallen limb, 
waiting for my company. 
Likewise the husband must cease,
take a moment to breathe, rejuvenate.  
I do pray for you even though you may never know.  
You see, when I’m climbing to those high, steep places. 
I am gathering my thoughts. 
 I haven’t forgotten about you.  

I am the vine. 
I sometimes go out on a limb for you 
to be sure you get to where you need to go.  
Similar to the father who goes without 
many times just for the sake of his family.  
He is selfless, same vibrant green color as a praying mantis. 
I am sure to be found with three straight sides and points
so you will feel safe with what is familiar. 
The father also makes points daily
hopes his voice does not fall on deaf ears. 
I should never be without my points 
so you will never be without advice. 


I am a strong green vine 
I remain connected
 to not lose touch with what is relevant to you.  
That way you know I care.  
The husband must have importance. 
I am the vine.  He is the vine. 
If you join me, I won’t mind because then, 
you too will experience the feeling of worth.

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  1. Date: 7/9/2013 3:00:00 AM

    - Hi Althea, a well written poem. - Welcome to P-Soup. - Thanks for your first poem, hope there will be many more in the future. - Have fun with poetry. - Good luck! - Greetings from Norway / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 4:15:00 PM

    This is good Althea, your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers. Stopping by with a nice and sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. Hope you meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop by and say hello. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND"....... God Bless........... Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 6:21:00 AM

    Beautifully written poem using the comparative of a Father and a vine. Good luck for the competition and welcome to P/Soup.

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 10:32:00 PM

    Althea, love the strength in YOU... enjoyed dropping by :-) -WELCOME to poetry soup. I’m here to invite you on over to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side. Hopefully you find this place to be the comfort zone your pen is looking for. If you ever need or seek feedback on a certain poem, click on my name any time you like. I’m looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend Linda"