Relationships Poem by Ruta Mohapatra

Relationships

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It took me a long time
To realize that the plant was dead

It was not as if I did not know
The signs were all there
But I refused to believe it

The eternal optimist that I was
I kept watering, nurturing it
With all the care in the world
With a lot of hope in my heart

But one day something gave way
I stopped watering the dead plant
I erased its image from my mind
I dug in to get the roots out
Knowing well how it would bleed me

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: relationships
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Dillip K Swain 30 June 2021

A brilliant poem! Thanks for sharing

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Chris Embrick 21 June 2018

So difficult to resurrect the dead no matter how desperate we are. A very touching, work revealing human nature. Thank you poetess.

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Ruta Mohapatra 23 September 2018

Thank you so much, Chris!

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Chinedu Dike 19 June 2018

Poignant piece of poetry written with clarity of thought and mind. Very insightful. Thanks for sharing Ruta.

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Ruta Mohapatra 23 September 2018

Thank you for visiting my poem!

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