I m p r i n t


You carry

a bloodline
that has survived years
of hunger and hate,

a mutating gene
that has conquered
thousands of decaying dates,

the sturdy roots
of forefathers who had lived
for your beginning,

the dauntless bones
and bricks of humans
who valued breathing.

Survivor is long imprinted
in your veins.

You are born to break
limiting chains.

©2018 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Image by artist Catrin Welz-Stein.

In response to dVerse Inspired by Art!


38 thoughts on “I m p r i n t”

  1. I love that you have explored a dark side to this image! I love the imagery of :
    ‘the sturdy roots
    of forefathers who had lived
    for your beginning’
    ‘the dauntless bones
    and bricks of humans’.


  2. Wow! Just wow! A totally different feeling for this image than the more calm and sweet and nurturing and light posts before it (including mine!). This is an amazing interpretation of the image. Chilling in its strength!
    “Survivor is long imprinted in your veins.” Powerful!

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  3. I couldn’t stop staring at the image. This is kind of chilling, yet, liberating (especially at the end). I think I’m using the wrong word, but it’s the only word that comes to mind at the moment. Great job as always, Rosema, and it’s nice to see you posting a little more. 🙂

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