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I'm the rock

The waves reach a crescendo
the water tickles my feet

I want to jump high
the weight pulls me down

My friends are seasons
we laugh, we play
then they've to go
leaving me

I want to see the world
the sea and the sky
are not enough
I feel
tied down

I then see the sand
hugging me
I feel warm

A weary traveller
rests his head
over me
I feel calm

I sense a purpose
in giving
of being an anchor

I know now
why I'm a constant
why I'm the rock!


  1. And so important is a rock, no? Nicely done

    1. Yes, one needs an anchor too, no? Thanks, Naba!

  2. Ah, so great and important to be a rock, giving solidity and strength to others. :) <3

    1. Absolutely, Elly! Thanks for the read and welcome here :-) <3

  3. Always good to be the rock. Though sometimes, it feels nice to be the waves too- free, liberated, energetic :) Lovely poem, Uma!

    1. Definitely, I'd love to be the free bird would be so boring, otherwise, no? Thanks, Shailaja <3

  4. Lovely Uma. Somehow you give the impression of being a rock :-) even before I read that poem. Like Shailaja says it would be fun to try other roles sometimes, what say?

    1. Really? I give the impression a rock, as in a solid, steady person? Good to know, Tulika...sometimes other roles go to different people..maybe I'll have to await my turn to play a different role someday :-)

  5. A rock is someone everyone finds solace in. Good to know that you have the character and strength to be one.

    1. Not sure of that Rachna but if it's true then I'm a satisfied being! Thanks for the read, Rachna :-)

  6. Beautifully written :) How important it is for us to at times become a rock for ourselves and for others too...:)

    1. And, it's good to meet other rocks too..a rock needs its friends :-)

  7. Always good to have a steady rock to lean on! Lovely bit of poetry...beautifully written! ♥

  8. Everything has a purpose each fulfilling some needs. A horse cannot soar like an eagle but an eagle can neither gallop.! liked the poem very much.

    1. Very well-said, KP sir and thanks a lot. Glad you liked it :-)

  9. That's the hardest job to do too! Being the anchor when everything else around you is chaos. Brilliantly written Uma!

  10. Now that is good.. it takes a GOOD and Strong person to be that ROCK

    well done


  11. That's a beautiful one. Wish we have such rocks in our life always and be a rock to someone too!

    1. Yes, the rocks in our life also need someone else to take up their role at times. Hope we can be the rock, when needed, in the lives of others.


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