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Bruised Torn and Battered

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Bruised Torn and Battered

Me, look at me
In my background of gloom
I'm barely alive
In natures front room

I feel like the tree
In naked surround
Bruised torn and battered
On soiled life's ground

I used to stand tall
So proud of me
Now I wither and age
In bleak's misery

The tolling of my bell
Like thunder to the tree
We appear to be in sync
So troubled and nearly free

Pillars we are and always
In our peripheral
Born we are of creation
Who said it would be a ball

Copyright © James Fraser

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  1. Date: 2/24/2012 3:09:00 PM
    Great work..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Sara

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 10:26:00 AM
    Torn & tattered, bruised and battered, feeling like I once...mattered. Enjoyed reading your poem today. - Best, Karen

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 8:19:00 AM
    we are all battered and bruised... Nice work........Patrick

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 5:15:00 AM
    Early morning reading to get the mind buzzing. Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry James. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see more of your poetry when I get back to the Soup Monday. Usually pretty busy on the weekends with family so don't get to read much. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 9:00:00 PM
    Hi James I haven't been reading or writing much for a few weeks or days- life sometimes just absorbs you then spits you out on a dry place and you wonder where you are. I particularly like your lines in this poem-I feel like the tree In naked surround Bruised torn and battered On soiled life's ground Well done- I really enjoyed reading your poem. Brenda : ) Catching up.

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 3:45:00 PM
    Born we are of creation great line James, enjoyed your poem, love,vie