Messages between friends

Messages between friends

A Poem by Jon Roggie
"

A little collaboration with Ana Papaya. Send the complaints to me, and the praise to her.

"
You seem to be hovering.
  Reminds me of a couple of friends.

I know who sent you,
 and wonder if she wants to talk.

"Maybe.  She is shy."

Well, why not?
Take me to her part of the Garden.

And there she sits, alone
while petals fall like tears

withering and wilting
as time passes
quietly

"Do you see?
  Most ignore her,
   and brush away the petals."

I understand.
 A tortoise has time to watch.

Do you see the new growth?

"Where?"

There.
A new sapling.

From seed to sapling
life takes root

in the garden
where she rises

torn from the weeds
to rest 
among her own
and listen.
 Can't you hear her singing?

She tilts her head,
 and smiles.

"Yes!
Her melody 
unfolds the thaw!"

Both of them smile.

a garden blooms
beneath her warmth

© 2017 Jon Roggie



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Beautiful collaboration. The picture suggests Wonderland, but the Garden would appear to be Eden. Whichever it is, a very good write.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Jon Roggie

5 Months Ago

I must admit, I added the picture, and the song felt right. Besides the decorations, we tend to pla.. read more
it just takes getting someone out of his or her shell...and look what can develop between the two...like new flowers blooming in a garden of chance.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Jon Roggie

6 Months Ago

It was a fun write. Plus, I got to play the tortoise again.
Ana Papaya

6 Months Ago

jacob, thanks for the super comment. jon and I typically write as a threesome with the lovely KL Go.. read more
What a lovely change throughout this. Awesome job guys.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

6 Months Ago

Thank you James. :)
Jon Roggie

6 Months Ago

Thank you. Always fun to write something positive.
A gorgeous collaboration with great flow and lovely descriptions. I enjoyed reading this very much :) Julie

Posted 6 Months Ago


Jon Roggie

6 Months Ago

It is fun to write with my friend. We were missing one of our usual trio.
Ana Papaya

6 Months Ago

Hi Julie, thank you! :)
Ahhh, I see Papaya strikes again, Im kinda jealous, I like doing collabs with you, but this is beautiful between the 2

Posted 6 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

6 Months Ago

thx drift, i'm up fpr a kids poem anytime!
Jon Roggie

6 Months Ago

Thank you. We do kinda drift together. It was my turn to post, and still she beat me to replying.
Ana Papaya

6 Months Ago

: )
This is a truly beautiful picture your words paint here guys, of everyday words passing between two, as they watch life bloom and friendship grow.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

No, no, no, no, never sleep on an empty stomach. If the need arises for you to take flight you must .. read more
Jon Roggie

6 Months Ago

No worries. I had dinner before a nap. Almost midnight here, and perhaps I should slumber. The do.. read more
Gee

6 Months Ago

Mine is looking at me, guilting me into getting the leash out....goodnight
Gorgeous.
Especially knowing you two a bit, I can see your hands.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

6 Months Ago

thank you very much shannon. :)
Jon Roggie

6 Months Ago

We play well together.
Shannon

6 Months Ago

The subject though is so fitting and sweet.
A new season, a new day. Let the goodness grow.
Thanks for the collab my friend.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Jon Roggie

6 Months Ago

It is always fun.

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