Ambrosia Trifida

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Hark! Be willing to concede;
The acrid rock, infecund soil.
The rapid growth of weed;
Causing men for hours to toil.

The resilient stems;
Bear ligneous base.
Incongruous nature;
Bear residual pace.

Hark! Be willing to recede;
Enrapture of marijuana.
Follow the call of instinct;
Resisting desire and greed.

A man void of principles;
Similar to soil sprouting weed.
Fear the wrath of the Lord;
Lest the soul starts to bleed.

Hark! Be willing to succeed;
The path to achieving goals.
Brace the vigor of raging storm;
Bursting within the fiery soul.

Through the tiniest cracks of hope;
In the absolute concrete.
Shines the promise of tomorrow;
Restraining from defeat.

 

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  1. Jae Rose says:

    I love the idea that tomorrow is concrete…something we can aim to hold onto..and make the most of building ourselves up brick by solid brick

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  2. Susan says:

    I had to look up AMBROSIA TRIFIDA. Not a weed I’ve paid much attention to before our poem, but now! I will pay attention to it, as if we should stop trying to decimate our only hope of a future. Thank you!

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  3. Sumana Roy says:

    much toil is needed to weed out undesirable elements hindering growth but there’s always hope for a better future…nicely captivated Sanaa πŸ™‚

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  4. Mary says:

    Ah, though the cracks of hope are tiny, the promise is still alive!

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  5. Sanaa,

    Life can be difficult trying to control weeds, which frequently manage to break through the toughest of concrete..Their desire to survive and to find a sustainable setting, defies our intentions at times, to eradicate them…References to life and living work well too.

    Eileen

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  6. L. Moon says:

    I like the symbols that intermingle with your words (oh they are word weeds).
    A lesson to not be taken lightly – the weeds do make a mess of our lives.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  7. I like the tiny cracks of hope the best, in this poem…I often marvel at how weeds can find purchase in unforgiving soil and actually survive. Much like the human spirit.

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  8. Myrna says:

    In spite of the weeds, there’s always some hope. I like your take on this prompt. I also like how you always spread love in your comments. Hope you get tons of it!

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  9. gillena says:

    Weeding out the harmful aspects even though they be appearing in the tiniest of cracks, yes we have to do this also

    Much love…

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  10. Debi says:

    Pushing up through cracks makes for a strong weed. We can’t all be roses.

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  11. Your use of rhyme and repetition is growing ever more confident and skilful.

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  12. Growing where life plants you…Love your expression of how to live.

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  13. Amrit Sinha says:

    Tomorrow brings forth new hope, a new promise πŸ™‚

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  14. vandana says:

    Nice use of metaphors and message conveyed beautifully.

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  15. Claire says:

    Reminds me of poppies squeezing up through concrete to bloom in surprising places πŸ™‚

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  16. G L Meisner says:

    Really interesting imagery. Well written.

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  17. Excellent pattern, and I dig your ending. Reminded me of “The Rose that Grew From the Concrete” by Tupac

    Keep ’em coming!

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  18. Gail says:

    That last verse will be remembered and voiced by me as a reminder.

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  19. Maybe we need a little bit more like the weeds.. the roses might be beautiful but the dandelion’s vigor might be better for us.

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  20. Manicddaily says:

    I have spent all weekend weeding so this poem spoke to me! It is amazing how resilient they are! k.

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  21. Kim Nelson says:

    Goodness gracious! I think you detest those invaders more than I!

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  22. CC says:

    I love your word choices…..especially in those first two stanzas. Brilliant.

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  23. Nicholas V. says:

    I am familiar with Ambrosia trifida because of its significance as an allergen that can give rise to severe allergies. A comparison to a noxious man is apt!

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  24. Kerry O'Connor says:

    A man void of principles;
    Similar to soil sprouting weed.

    This is a very interesting analogy.

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  25. Leo says:

    Beautiful pace and rhyme πŸ™‚ And especially loved that penultimate verse!

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  26. Jinksy says:

    Through the tiniest cracks of hope,
    In the absolute concrete
    Shines the promise of tomorrow.

    And weeds certainly have the knack of doing that! LOL

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  27. Justjoyfulness says:

    What a delicious and hopeful view of a weed. I use the word even though I do not agree with the concept. Nature favours weeds and we pull them out only because they are of no use to us πŸ™

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  28. Margaret says:

    so… keep toiling for effort will be rewarded. I always chuckled when my daughters were enraptured by dandelions and queen anne’s lace… weeds! πŸ™‚

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