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Found Poem 4


 

Found Poem 4

 

I’m rooted here not there.

Where, you ask?

Isn’t it obvious?

But knowing me I might not even see the opportunity to know the truth.

 

Let me try again,

I’m rooted here not there.

The grass dampens my feet and I feel free.

Solid ground holds me.

 

The firm turf reminds me

To look up to the sky and

Ask the stars to make my dreams come true.

Dreams are not far.

But we do need to reach out

They are rooted here.

I miss my home’s fragrant grasses.

I’m rooted here not there.

I am not there

But I wonder,

If I should just stay there alone, forever
behind the closed gate.

 

 

Attributions

https://frankhubeny.blog/

https://robertokaji.com/2016/10/26/parting-from-wang-wei-after-meng-haoran-2/

https://seeingthewhisper.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/in-seasoned-dreams/

 

Learning


 

There are all kinds of learning

but no better lesson

exists than

rediscovering yourself

through the lens of a child

with a deep understanding

and the innate ability

to identify one’s roots and heritage

 in someone else.

A unique connection is made

and the best part is that

it came about

not because of a stereotype or bias

but by a deep feeling of pride.