Riquetta Elliott

Rookie (Feb 10 1988 / Baltimore, Maryland)

' Why My Room Can't Be A Garden '

Why my bed can't be a
Laying green or red shape

Why my dressers can't be
A juiced red of health?

Why my desk can't be talled
Tree of oranged taste?

Why my floor can't be a
Splashed grape to swim or thirst?

Why my wall can't be stand of greens?

Why my room can't be a garden?
Why it can't be my nature?
Why it can't be my paradise?
Why it can't be my castle?

Why my room can't be a garden?
Why it can't be my nature?
Why it can't be my paradise?
Why it can't be my place or my privacy to be alone?

Why my room can't be a garden?
I ask tell why?

Submitted: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Edited: Friday, November 07, 2008

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  • Rookie Lanard Boyd (7/23/2009 11:52:00 AM)

    Sis you already know you the best! ! ! ! You are a garden fill with love and inspiration! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 92 Points C. P. Sharma (2/20/2009 9:04:00 AM)

    Beautiful outpouring of heart. A very good poem. Keep it up.
    CP (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Keith Hendrickson (1/10/2009 1:25:00 AM)


  • Rookie Dr Kamran Haider (11/8/2008 5:31:00 AM)

    Naive desires given beautiful words... beautiful words and images depiciting the beautiy of heart mind and soul... Really good... Keep it up... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (5/23/2008 9:58:00 PM)

    yer wanna know sumthin. yer hv to wait when the day comes and your mr.right is standing at your doorstep. evrything will change by then.nice write riquetta. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie David Desantis (5/12/2008 1:01:00 PM)

    some interesting images here! ! I never thought to compare my room to such things, but its pretty sweet that you came up with the 'fruit/veggie' garden idea...awesome job...... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Broken Peaces (5/8/2008 10:58:00 AM)

    I think the garrden is in your mind growing every day adding colour here there and everywhereand flowing from your pen 10 Chris (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Www. Poemhunter.com/m-d-dinesh-nair-2 (4/19/2008 2:05:00 AM)

    When good musical poems bloom in the mind of RIQUETTA ELLIOT why should there be a garden away from her very self.Man`s reinvention of the missing charms in life will oneday bring forth the gardens and our springs will ever stay around.
    A poem quite alluring....and I am giving a 10 straightaway.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 39 Points Malini Kadir (4/3/2008 1:07:00 PM)

    The questions that inspire a visual splash of colours and throw the mundane out of doors
    bold and strong personality stamped through this verse (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (3/9/2008 4:08:00 PM)

    Very poignant. In your mind, your room is a garden. Thank you for shaing your thoughts with the world.

    Warmest regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elliot Hawk (2/28/2008 6:35:00 PM)

    wonderful, wonderful, one of the best that i have read so far, trully a masterpeice (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points Andrew Blakemore (2/27/2008 2:17:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem of longing, well written Riquetta. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Meggie Gultiano (2/24/2008 9:04:00 AM)

    There's something in you that you wanted to express and to open up..you have done a very marvelous job in this piece of yours.. I love it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Candice George (2/23/2008 6:16:00 PM)

    What a way to express your poem, the words you use are very vibrant and depictive.....I luv this poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nathaniel Booker (2/20/2008 5:46:00 PM)

    My son tried to convince me that he was growing a garden in his room. He would have been successful until I grounded him and made him throw away those festering socks, lol.

    Very beautiful and thought-provoking piece. I like it a great deal. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,294 Points Lawrence S. Pertillar (1/25/2008 9:58:00 PM)

    Hi Riquetta...
    This is a very interesting twist in the use of imagination.
    It depicts a joy of bursting energy and color. And yet,
    It still has a haunting of longing about it. An emptiness,
    undefined and searching. Nice Poem. I like this a lot! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (1/25/2008 1:04:00 PM)

    I've had such thoughts, but you express them so much better. Lol, you also make me want to redecorate now, but that's not your problem. Thank you for this lovely read. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (1/23/2008 1:05:00 AM)

    Wow! This is brilliant Riquetta. A raw, angry boldly expressive statement of who you are and what you want. The colors are so evocative and the repetition is strong and powerful. Congratulations. A great first up effort. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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