Immortal Roots


Hey there it's me

your Morning Glory

you might think I'm pretty

'til you learn my story


early in the day 

I wake up full bloom

showing my colors

pink, purple or blue


when the sun shines too bright 

I'll curl up and hide

but on a cloudy day 

I might just stay in sight


at first you'll enjoy me 

until you get to know me

then you will find 

that you want to destroy me


when you plant your garden

and I start to betray

you'll think me a nuisance 

won't want me to stay


for you'll soon discover

as you dig and uncover

my roots are too deep

and I'm not just ground cover


with the hope that I'll leave 

you will cut at my roots

but little do you know 

I will just grow new shoots


so you'll pull them out

and feel justified

but in the morning you'll see

they have multiplied


you'll keep clipping and plucking

and digging and cutting

but I'll keep on growing

and you'll keep on grudging


you won't want to resign

so you'll chop at my green vine

but still you will find

that you cannot confine


for my roots are so strong

we'll just find a new route

you'll see you were wrong

as they spring up and re-sprout


as soon as you think

you have me under control

I'll wrap my vine around you

and take a stranglehold


even if you burn me

I will still survive

you'll think you have killed me

but I'll come back and thrive


one thing that will work 

I have to admit

if you use the right poison 

I'll finally quit



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SSmoothie's picture

Not so much it's a bit heavy

Not so much it's a bit heavy for a reader to really get you, they need to read your style to appreciate it as much as they should I love it though, great work!

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

Morningglory's picture

Thanks so much for your

Thanks so much for your willingness to read through and give me the feedback. Mucho appreciado!! Glad you like it!!

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allets's picture

Tenacious Roots

Avoid poisons and thrive. I like the perpetuality (perpetuity?) of this concept, I have vines like that - they laugh at me every year. Poison would kill the holly and the roses. :) Enjoyed the fun - 


Reread 01-30-19

I have wild violets, got them out and they come back in other gardents so it is tiny seeds that blow about and so when I see them, I pull them before they blossom and seed. Every garden has its fast grower and deep rooter.. - slc