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Author Name: Freeborderline_mary 7 Comments
Date Added: July 20, 2009 18:07:12 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
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The Grey Tree
Breathe, my heart, that I may speak
Press the earth and still the wind
And we shall grow a sacred tree
From which all silence may begin

Morning creeps above our clouds
Beneath the drift of sun and stars
To light the distance looming now
Between our dreams and where you are

All I ask is for the dark
To close about my heavy heart
As if in stillness I may find
The solace of another time

Weightless hours may keep me there
In resonance and aching bones
As motionless as mountain's core
Nevermore to die alone

For you can touch my marble hand
And shelter where the grey tree stands
From empty rooms and broken glass
To wait the age until we pass
Author's Notes:
Losing someone I care for, against both our wishes.
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Comment By: FreeAndrew on November 17, 2009 09:24:58 AM Report
I can understand why this won an award - very moving and quite powerful. motionless at mountain's core...nevermore to die alone... love that.  great job.
Comment By: FreeM J W Hayes on August 25, 2009 08:07:31 AM Report
This was very moving and and I enjoyed the rhythmic quality.


Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on August 4, 2009 04:17:27 AM Report

A beautiful, poem Jessica - full of atmosphere and emotion - the words sang but, because of the lack of punctuation, I was not clear at all exactly what they were saying. Was that your intention? There is a bit of punctuation in the first line. To be consistent perhaps you should remove that too.


Congratulations on the award.

Comment By: FreeLeanne on July 31, 2009 05:19:57 AM Report
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on July 30, 2009 03:15:25 PM Report
Jessica:  congratulations on the Feature Poem Award for this excellent write.  Very deserved.


Lady Dragonwyck  

Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on July 29, 2009 11:51:37 PM Report
Congratulations!  a poem so easy to  relate to and grasp its intensity...but so difficult to understand any reason for such finality..."against both our wishes"   you have written such beautiful phrases...almost like an ageless sonnet
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on July 21, 2009 03:39:24 AM Report
absolutely stunning work. Another fav for me.
I felt this in my core
Ali x


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