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I write what I feel…




Earth –

Beautiful flower of the universe

A veritable Garden of Eden

Poison ivy slithers in the undergrowth

Profuse and suffocating

A struggle to take breath

To hold onto life

Until death

Retaliation and vengeance

Will not save my soul

Only acceptance will keep me whole


©Denise G Allen, 11 July 2013 06:55

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

17 thoughts on “Struggle

  1. Brilliant… love it all 🙂


  2. Outstanding… enjoyed this…


  3. Oh Denise, I had a mighty battle with Poison Ivy twenty-six years ago when David and I bought the property to build our home. I am very allergic and the ivy was up the trees, underground, everywhere. I nearly ended up in the hospital.
    blessings ~ maxi


  4. ah the grit under the beauty, the posion ivy that threatens to choke out the beauty….lot of wisdom in that last line as well…


  5. So right, Denise… acceptance is key


  6. This is a good one, adee, and so true.


  7. Astute – poetically and practically.


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