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Rooted To The Spot Poems

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Premium Member Gavin, The Graveyard Gargoyle
This photo was taken in St James Church Graveyard, Benwell, Newcastle, 
Tyne & Wear, England, UK,

I just thought the tree stump resembled a Gargoyle, hence Gavin got his 
new name, on the close-up photo you can see better where I...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, hilarious, tree, tribute,
Form: Couplet



Premium Member Not In
The match was lost.
Oh sure, Paine won the toss,
But guess what?

He sent them in.
Flat track, no spin,
Batsmen's big grins.

There was once a young man called Timothy Paine,
Who had the motto "No Paine, No Gain",
But unfortunately,
He found out speedily
The pun, as...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, england, nonsense, satire, sports, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lion's Tooth
 I am soaring in the sky
 Watching birds fly by
 My parachute opens wide
 As downward I gently glide

 Finally I land on some soft grass
 And I become rooted to the spot, alas
 I will bask in the...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, flower, sky,
Form: Personification
Nan
Sewing machine, long idle, gathered dust
Absentmindedly, Jackie wrote her name
thereupon, watching as dust motes floated
upwards, caught in sunset's evening rays
Brushing away a tear, she turned around
surveying, Nan's neglected room
provoked, a vague feeling of emptiness
Psychically, Jackie, quite distinctly heard
"The war years...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, emotions, grandmother, relationship,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Freedom Sees - Part 1
"Freedom Sees - Part 1"

Sailing
her clear 
Aqua Green 
oceans
floating 
mysterious exotic
fragrant 
Dark Pink 
Yellow Frangipani Petals
surround her boat, 
gifts sent  
from the big fat bellied trees
in the Queen's Land,
standing fixated, 
rooted to the spot
they aren’t going anywhere
fast, that’s their...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, daughter, father daughter, freedom, inspirational, journey, love,
Form: Free verse



C'est la vie, Billy
C’est la vie, Billy!

   His cheeks a deep scarlet, 
     His jaw tightened in an eerie grin,
        He stands, rooted to the spot
    ...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, boy, middle school,
Form: Free verse
SPOT
Survival of the fittest – 
Practically, trying my best…
Owning an applaud for future successes in excess – a failure I don’t detest
Terribly trying to pass this difficult test…apparently, I don’t give a shit! You’re a pet peeve, but grieve not...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, words,
Form: Acrostic
Tree I Am
Brave people 
I grow...on...
Weeds surround me...
Beads falling playfully...
Rivers, like vines, entwine...
Roots of moist seep in so fine

Because I cried
In this wilderness
I grow, I grow (x2)
Happily, I glow,
You know? You know?
This tree I am
Never a free river
Next to the lamb
I see...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, betrayal, change, deep, depression, earth, emotions, hope,
Form: Free verse
I'm Feeling It Chapter 2: Ancient Times News
I’m getting so bold, yet growing so old…
Because of lack of sleep…
A deep sleep taken away by the sounds of your weeping moans that creep
Inside my bed at night

I’m feeling the fire burn in my heart
The drums of the mountains...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, anger, angst, deep, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Nymph

With crusted eyes from little sleep
I stepped out on the sand,
the morning mist a coverlet
o'er all, both lake and land.
And then as if a waking dream
or flight of fancy to my sight
I thought I saw a spritely nymph
come dancing in...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, myth,
Form: Verse
Creamy Clouds
I was dreaming my life was at stake
Insomnia screaming for me to awake
Because the past kept me up at night
In His tent, I am enlightened with His LIGHT
Somehow...
Someday, we will run away from the chaos and embrace peace that is...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, deep,
Form: Free verse
The-Hour-Glass
Please, save me!!
Solitude is speaking, oh so lonely...

We have plenty of gain 
In our pockets, overflowing with light
You are like an airplane,
Landing safely from a fantastic flight 

My beating heart can't take this anymore
The moment you slammed the front door...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, betrayal, deep, depression, desire, lost, passion, time,
Form: Lyric
You, Alone
Save me from becoming numb
I'm aware that you don't care
Be my best friend unlike some 
All these scars I, alone, bear 
Beware of my blessed breeze as it slips out of my finger tips 
I keep telling myself I'm feeling...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, deep,
Form: Free verse
Addicted to the Appeal
Verse 1: I'm loving every second of our time together
I'm liking the fact that you aren't a memory, all ablur
I adore you and everything about you
We were meant to be...you came to me out of the blue 
Distance was an...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, addiction, cute love, deep, depression, desire, grief,
Form: Lyric
Somewhere in the Ground
Somewhere in the Ground

Embarrassed to say goodbye
Hypnotized by the rhythms and beats of time 
Where is the truth, you sly lie? 
Despised by the crowd that encourages sex and crime 
Lying naked on the wooden floor
Scattering with revolting roaches that...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, deep, depression, emotions, hope,
Form: Free verse
EXIT
Freeee me
Happy as can be
Never thot you’d rot,
Rooted to the spot

Don’t complain
About the rain
Yesterday’s tomorrow
A gift to borrow…refrain
From losing grip of reality
Exit reality with me for a while

Where shall I flee? 
I pray, I plea
Guilty
I am guilty
In court, escort me...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, beautiful,
Form: Lyric
Embrace Not the Blues of Yesterday - Chapter 5 - Finale
At least I won vast grace
Your face – it shimmers anew
Like snow, caked with morning dew
You glisten in the moonlight
We’re on heaven’s height
We kept on running out of time
But, tonight, it’s you and I, having a sublime time
On the dance...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, deep,
Form: Lyric
Embrace Not the Blues of Yesterday - Chapter 4
I don’t wanna shed you bad news
So, here’s some good news – 
I refuse to embrace
The face of shame…
I muse about my upcoming race
Receiving unexpected fame
Embrace not the blues of yesterday

Embrace not me…embrace me not… x2
I don’t wanna be rooted...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, deep, depression, desire, emotions, grief, hope,
Form: Lyric
Embrace Not the Blues of Yesterday - Chapter 2
Let the blessed breeze blow…
I want you to stay for a while
Please don’t go – I wanna let you know
That I love you…I’d run the extra mile
Just to see you smile once more
I swore in my heart that I won’t...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, beauty, depression,
Form: Lyric
Embrace Not the Blues of Yesterday - Chapter 1
I want you to be free
Free like a boat that gaily steers through the waves of desolate tears
You reduced me to tears
Then, happiness draws near
Now, we both have no fear
A happier song plays on the radio
I see the sunrays; in...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, appreciation, beauty, deep, depression, desire, devotion, encouraging,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member 'Augmentation'

Blank canvas in your sight
You get to choose 
The way you drape and decorate 

Don't be too conservative
Change might scare you 
But you might 
Relish the outcome

There will be days when it don't pan out
That doesn't mean you failed 

If...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, judgement, life,
Form: Free verse
Whitby by Night
The moon reflected on the sea,
A night more beautiful than day.
I wheezed and struggled up the steps
And looked out over Whitby Bay.

I saw the harbour far below,
And heard the splashing of the waves,
I turned around to see the church,
The ruined...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
In Person
When a place becomes immortalized
In song or written word,
You wonder if the image matches
What you've read or heard.

It's similar to when you get
A real-life close-up look
At a painting you have only seen
In prints or in a book.

So now I've been...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, travel,
Form: Rhyme
FAVE POETS MEET
Meeting my homegirls Wilma Neels
and Kim Van Breda with shrieks and squeals
hasty introductions and we're on our way
for a night of reading at Poetry Café

We've Yasmin to thank for arranging the meet
with fellow Soupers, a veritable treat
Yasmin the sneak had...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
The Lion that Took Revenge
The Lion that Took Revenge

There once was a lion named Lou,
Who got caught and stuffed into a zoo.
From his eyes there would always trickle a tear,
When he remembers the catching of himself that year.

Long years ago, when Lou was a...Read More
Categories: rooted to the spot, animal,
Form: I do not know?