A Tree Roots’ Exposed Colours


During the blustery tempest light night

The wolves were howling with fright

And the arctic winds blew and blew

But the raging storm did not phase you

Even though your footings were open and bare

Skinless bones exposed to the cold air


Yet still you steadfastly resist the blizzards’ abuse

Defiant and strong, no matter what the news

Valiantly nurturing your mother-tree with true colours

And then daringly feeding your sisters and brothers



Ivor Steven (c) August 2020

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

32 thoughts on “A Tree Roots’ Exposed Colours”

    1. Thank you Cheryl, I drifted a bit in this poem, and ended using.. metaphorically.. the old trees as the coloured people we share our planet with…. If you read it that way, you might see my jumbled thoughts… maybe I made a mess of it.. πŸ€”πŸ˜Š

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    1. Thank you, yes, I’ve metaphorically used the trees as the coloured/indigenous people of our world. So many people groups have had to be so resilient, strong, brave, etc…and keep moving no matter how they are treated/mistreated. We should all be more like the roots of a tree, and share the earth we live on….πŸ˜€πŸ’šπŸ’›

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  1. A timely message in a wonderful poem, Ivor!
    So many people groups have had to be so resilient, strong, brave, etc…and keep moving no matter how they are treated/mistreated. We should all be more like the roots of a tree.
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you dear Carolyn, and I’m so pleased you understood the analogy I was making between the trees and the coloured /indigenous people of our world, and there strength and resilience during their terrible times of persecution… Yes, our planet is here to be shared by all of our brothers and sisters πŸ’™πŸŒŽπŸŒπŸŒπŸ’œβ€πŸ˜Ž
      Oh Carolyn I sent you a Email yesterday,? I hope that you have received it πŸ˜ŠπŸ“§

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