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For this week’s Ragtag Daily Prompt, I’ve composed a poem comprising of Saturday and Sunday’s prompt titled RESTLESS SOUL; UPROOTED. Hope that ye enjoy the read! 🙏🤞😁📖


Jenny was a travelling soul
A helpless sojourner
Unable to rest
And always on the move
Never putting down roots
Or staying in a particular town
For any meaningful length of time.
Nor forming any friendships
Or intimate attachments
For fear she’d get too settled
And have to uproot her family
Young girl and baby boy
She grew up in an orphanage
Having never knew her own parents
You can’t miss what you never knew,
I suppose.
“They both died in a car crash
While her mum was in labour.”
Or so she’d been told.
This left her without any roots
Or sense of home & place
And a gigantic hole in her heart

One of the few things the nuns
Had taught her however
Was how to plant stuff.
Flowers; trees & plants
Of all shapes; sorts & sizes
Potatoes; carrots; parsnips etc
Which they would then sell to the local farmers market.
All with the hope of teaching the kids to be self sufficient
They all had a home,
A place where they laid down roots; grew and blossomed into what they were meant to be.

Why couldn’t she do the same?
What was she so afraid of?
Jenny knew that
She’d have to settle down eventually.
For the sake of Jesse & Harper at least
It wasn’t fair on them, this constant moving around.
Every couple of weeks, it was somewhere new.
It was exhausting!
They took it in good spirits but you can tell it’s taking it’s toll!
But it was hard to quell
This restless spirit inside her.
This search for adventure
And those itchy feet,
Well they needed to be scratched.

Should you wish to participate in the prompts then you can access them through the following links:


Good afternoon folks or morning or evening, wherever you may be. 👋 Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! 🤞🙏 Welcome back to my weekly round up of all my blog posts from the past week!! 😁

First up we have our weekly Blog Goals for the Week Ahead where I set out my blog schedule and creative goals for the week ahead. The link is below:

This was followed up, on the same day, by a little post recognising World Poetry Day. You’ll find the link here:

On Tuesday, I shared with you a blog update on some current or upcoming poems or spoken word events I’ve been working or am scheduled to be a part of. 😁 You’ll find the link to it here:

Then on Wednesday, I posted ON THE BRINK, the 1st of my 3 poetic offerings for the week. Another poem on the process of writing, the link to which is below:

On Thursday, we took our weekly trip down movie memory lane with 2 “new” old cinema reviews: THE REEF & HANNIBAL RISING from 2007. The link is here:

On Friday we mused on some poetic word-play in our poetry quotes blog examing quotes from Khalil Gibran & William Wordsworth respectively. You’ll find the link here:

On Saturday, I shared the 2nd of my poems for the week which is titled: UPROOTED and reflects once more on the war in the Ukraine. The link is below:

And finally, Sunday (today), I posted a new poem titled MOTHER’S NATURE celebrating all our wonderful mothers on Mother’s Day! 👏👏😁😁 The link to it is here:


Putin efigys
War torn
We mourn


Wrote this last Wednesday before the days tragic events unfolded yet as the week has gone by it has become strangely suited to the fleeting; brutal nature of life and what has just happened. Dedicated to all the fallen leafs out there! Hope it brings you some comfort or helps in some way. 🙏🤞

Like a fragile leaf blown off the tree
Violently uprooted from it’s home,
She fluttered about in the wind.
Giving joy
Tossed to and fro
Up and down.
Yet full of vibrancy & colour.
Yet full of hope and warmth,
Till she eventually came to rest
Miles away from home
Atop the earthy soil
With it’s dew laden carpet of grass
Underneath which
We will all end up
Laying our heads
Sooner or later.

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