the soil

it’s not the wind
that breaks down
the strength of a tree

it’s not the rain
that wears through
the desire of a tree

it’s not the sun
that fades out
the light of a tree

it’s the emptiness
of the soil
where roots
intertwine with hope
and deny it to
burst its love
onto life

just as
the emptiness
of a heart
generates lifeless dreams
to one’s soul
holding love back
from its journey

© Copyright 2014 Melissa Leigh Clarke. All Rights Reserved.

About Melissa Leigh

I believe that every life is full of endless moments that help you, hurt your, change you, inspire you, and allow you to mold yourself into the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Stories exist in all of us and need to be shared in order to grow.
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