Written for:  The Sunday Muse #251

They try to cut us down
in vain.  We are vital
to Mother Nature.  She
would not have us vanish.
We have formed a union,
merged as one entity.
Pity all those who think
we are weak.  We have
roots that grow deep
in the earth.  As pink
begins to dawn the sky,
we stand strong–
survivors of greed,
and limitations.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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19 Responses to Survivors

  1. Gillena Cox says:

    Nice one. Have a good Sunday



  2. Sadje says:

    A powerful message


  3. Carrie V. H. says:

    A message to sing high and loud above roof tops Sara! I love where the image took you my friend!


  4. othermary says:

    I love this strong, hope filled message.


  5. Truedessa says:

    There is strength in this vital message and roots do run deep.


  6. coalblack says:

    Besides, they are the lungs of the planet we live on.



  7. poetisatinta says:

    beautiful message 💞💞


  8. Jim says:

    I was pulling for the survivors but was shocked and ‘pulled’ my support for them when I read the last two lines, “survivors of greed, and limitations.” Perhaps they were kin to the noxious weeds we used to kill on the farm.
    I enjoyed my read, thank you.


  9. Scott Redenbaugh says:

    Love this piece, especially “As pink begins to dawn the sky”.. such a vivid image.


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