Free And Beautiful No Longer

by Kaylee   Apr 7, 2006

The ocean tides rise and fall with
the rhythm of the drumming Earth.
Pulsing through the meadow born
from peace and keeping with Father Time.

"Shed the shadows haunting thee,"
pleaded those ancient timber trees.
"Engrave the soil of our world with
the very markings that create our souls."

Mountains though built to last may one day
fall to brittle pieces and crumble through
our fingertips and stay embedded in our nails.

Mother Nature moves her paintbrush against
the night while trying to make our shining light.
Yet even still our stars do not glow but fade within city sky.

Enchanted rivers had once held our whispered secrets.
Now we have betrayed. The thunderous Heavens above
our heads release their tears in curtained rain.

The Summer breeze is tainted with
the smoke mornings of buildings.
Wasting more than they do give
to make their world full of green.

She presses her hands
against the window glass
while waiting for the time to pass.

He leans his back against
the tree thinking about how it
once had been. Free and Beautiful.

She wipes her tears with the back
of her hand. Shaking from the cold.

He feels the warmth from
the base of wood.
Hearing the heartbeat of the living.

*note because of the way the site's set up. It had to be formatted this way*


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  • 11 years ago

    by Wallace

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    Best Wishes

  • 12 years ago

    by Mark

    I liked this poem.. a great piece you have written. A job well done.. :) Keep it up!

  • 12 years ago

    by Jackie Marie

    Great job. Long..But really good . i couldnt stop reading it.

  • 12 years ago

    by Allison

    That was so beautiful. I liked this one and I'm glad that I got the chance to read it. Keep up the good work. 5/5

  • 12 years ago

    by Sarah Ann

    That was a wonderful poem! You seem to capture nature so beautifully, it was probably the best nature poem I have ever read. I loved the picture, the words...beautiful. Keep up your talent and never stop writing. 5/5