Just Jae – Second Place Winner of the Spring 2018 Poetry Contest

Help us congratulate our 2nd Place Winner for the Rooted Minds Blog Spring 2018 Poetry Contest.  Topic: Fresh Starts and Second Chances.  A message from Jae:  Thank you again for the access… this opportunity allowed me to create something new, and fresh. The affirmation around it provides me inspiration and strength. ​​  About Me: Just Jae is a native of Cincinnati (OH) but is a Child of the World. This seasoned sistah celebrates the power of well-placed words. As a published poet, she believes storysharing will save the world and supplies poetic testimony as her personal contribution. You can find … Continue reading Just Jae – Second Place Winner of the Spring 2018 Poetry Contest

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Makayla Nunn – Winner of Spring Poetry Contest

Hey Root Family, meet the 1st Place Winner of our Spring 2018 Poetry Contest! Topic: Fresh Starts and Second Chances.  ​   About me : I’ve only been in Arizona for a year, originally from California! I’m 21 years old.  In my free time I write or paint. I’m currently working on my very first look book! It will be hand painted thrifted items!  Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/lil.noodlehead/ Read Makayla’s 1st Place Poem Scoring 61/75 How can I succeed in a community filled with poverty ?  With these thoughts and voices in my head attacking me ?   I take a hit, just one … Continue reading Makayla Nunn – Winner of Spring Poetry Contest

3rd Place Winner of the 2017-2018 Winter Poetry Contest

Meet Res Lauren: https://www.facebook.com/lauren.johnson.313   The 3rd Place Winning Poem: What Love Feels Like   An answered prayer for companionship moves through the body to the soul and calls itself love. Where once I found myself a shell of a girl, I begin to fill and fold. the eyes across from me flicker in and out of pain until the remainder glows gold your skin is much warmer than my own and softer, too I run my hands through the curls of your hair & I know at least for a moment, I am not alone. Soon it has passed … Continue reading 3rd Place Winner of the 2017-2018 Winter Poetry Contest

2nd Place Winner of the 2017-2018 Winter Poetry Contest

Hello everyone meet Madi Gipson: I am originally from New Zealand, live in Australia currently studying at San Diego state university and I run track. I am a communication major and looking to begin a career in the field of journalism. I got inspired to write pretty much because I was introduced to it through a previous relationship and fell in love with it immediately. I gained some good writing material from my own self accomplishments or strife. Along with heart break that has come which makes for good writing material. Overall, I just get lost in it when I … Continue reading 2nd Place Winner of the 2017-2018 Winter Poetry Contest

Sign up for our poetry contest!!

Hey all, we are excited to announce that we have decided on the Topic for this Season’s poetry contest. We want to that you for your love and support over the years. We have gotten to judge and assist so many poems by so many different writers and we are glad that you trust us. Winter 2017 Poetry Contest by The Rooted Minds Blog Topic: What Love Feels Like Rules: 1. Poem must be at least 100 words 2. Poem must be submitted by 12/20/2017 3. Submit to iamrootco@live.com 1st and 2nd Place Prizes will be given out and both … Continue reading Sign up for our poetry contest!!

The Power of Sensation

My inner monologue has become clouded with messy memes and pop culture references. I can’t calculate the radius of a circle off the top of my head, but I can tell you which of the Kardashians are a meme this week. We can live stream war zones and fall in love through video chat. Videos of regular, everyday people can go viral and millions of people can share in one person’s delight, or pain. This generation is in a unique situation as we are the first to experience efficiency of information sharing. How do you escape the constant noise produced by … Continue reading The Power of Sensation

Impossible – Therosia Reynolds – Summer 17 Rooted Minds Blog Poetry Contest Submission

Impossible by Therosia Reynolds So impossible tried talking to me today Asking if these dreams were worth my focus everyday Breaking down the probability Of impossibility The Likely Outcome Each line more Fear, some Than the last Finally I gasped … Continue reading Impossible – Therosia Reynolds – Summer 17 Rooted Minds Blog Poetry Contest Submission