Blackberry

Blackberry

A Poem by Ty
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Blackberry

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Blackberry,
Heavy,
In root of essence and sustenance,
Essential and covered with,
A seed for you and I.
A blackberry to nourish
It's seen the worst in mankind.
When planted, we'd hope the root would prosper and grow,
Heritage
Clarity
The blackberry masks the taste
Of chaotic state
In a place that masquerades as stable and safe
And till this day,
I can't sleep a wink,
Knowing the number who've drank the poison.
Even in polar night, in the dark, in my heart I know the berry shines
I know sun shines
I'd urge it to batten down the hatches,
To survive through the winter
Pinnacle of a reoccurring nightmare
Staring at each of us in Lincoln's Reflecting Pool,
Refracted in mirrors
The blackberry overlooked,
Mistook and misunderstood
Not as tart as one would assume.
Blackberry breached soil
It struggles,
But blooms.





© 2017 Ty



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Lots of meanings run through your words.
But excluding the beginning and the end, I couldn't grasp the middle part. Well its not the poet's fault, but the reader's.
Nice theme and a stunning picture.

To be true, I often find it difficult to unlock many poems. Well I have to work on that:)



Posted 3 Weeks Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Ty

2 Weeks Ago

This one's a bit heavy. The Blackberry is any marginalized community or entity, as well as a force o.. read more
Neetha

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Ty for the explanation.
And also a big thanks for taking my words in the right way... read more



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I wouldn't expect everyone to understand the connection of what you are using the BlackBerry analogy for, and every amazing word placed properly where it needs to be. So eloquent, so deep, and such a pleasant read. Thank you, and Namaste

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ty

2 Weeks Ago

Sometimes these things are over reader's heads. Can't change that. But it resonates with some, like .. read more
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Is the blueberry symbolic for love?

I particularly like the lines:

It struggles,
But blooms.



Posted 2 Weeks Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Ty

2 Weeks Ago

The Blackberry is any marginalized community or entity. As well as a force or form to shield.
Seems a metaphor or two here. Mainly perhaps that the Fruit of the Tree dies back a while - as Life does, sometimes good or bad, calm or stressful.. bright and happy or dark and dreary. Time brings changes, hope.. then, sadly the opposite. Tis how it is.

Extraordinary picture.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Ty

2 Weeks Ago

The Blackberry is any marginalized community or entity. As well as a force or form to shield. Double.. read more
emmajoy

2 Weeks Ago

Apologies, didn''t understand the word, therefore my words are irrelevant. However, learned somethin.. read more
Ty

2 Weeks Ago

Please, no need to apologies. The beauty of this community, everyone learns. Always.
It struggles but blooms...Very touching line which conveys a nice message. I liked the concept, the description of the tree.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Ty

2 Weeks Ago

Many thanks for dropping by my friend.
Najam Us Saher

2 Weeks Ago

You're welcome.
Lots of meanings run through your words.
But excluding the beginning and the end, I couldn't grasp the middle part. Well its not the poet's fault, but the reader's.
Nice theme and a stunning picture.

To be true, I often find it difficult to unlock many poems. Well I have to work on that:)



Posted 3 Weeks Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Ty

2 Weeks Ago

This one's a bit heavy. The Blackberry is any marginalized community or entity, as well as a force o.. read more
Neetha

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Ty for the explanation.
And also a big thanks for taking my words in the right way... read more

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