Armistice Under Siege

by Aureus Argentum   Apr 7, 2011

Armistice has arrived,
her beauty as pale as a fish.

Wage peace,
decimate the outbreath
of splendor, that we
may look upon the vision
of a smile.

Love boldly,
swim in constellations
of newly-born stars;

upon the tyrant throne
sits Death, watching,
laughing at your grief
oppression, that he
may feast.

Life mocks his amble
hate, less aged than
the cruelty of
redeemed men;

my heart unmoving,
assembles in fear -
dancing to witness
through silence
great miracles that dwindle.

Refined love, that in time
amends, and amends


(C) Brianna Rose Burton 2011


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  • 7 years ago

    by Shokry Al Qubati

    It's really nice :) keep it up.. 5/5


  • 7 years ago

    by Kiko

    I've read this a number of times now, and I have to admit that I don't like it as much as the other winning poems this week. The reason is that some of the imagery is very confusing, which causes the overall message to be confusing.

    Poetic devices, like metaphors and similes, should help to illuminate the message, but some of these are so mysterious and cryptic, I'm not really sure what you are trying to say.

    I enjoy poetry that has a little mystery, but not so much that it leaves me confused and scratching my head.

  • 7 years ago

    by Sungrl And Mrs Whatsit

    Pure Poetry...

    for me,especially this :

    "Love boldly,
    swim in constellations
    of newly-born stars;"

    bravo all-around...from
    meaning to music...

  • 7 years ago

    by Rania Moallem

    Congratz :) <3

  • 7 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Congratulations Bri! So well deserved :)

    We are rooting for you here!