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friend's fault stirs soul's grief allied axe logs weak aura grand tree ends landing

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  1. Date: 2/21/2014 8:31:00 AM
    Think I kind of get a different meaning from the general public; but it is beautiful none-the-less. I cannot wield an axe I did not have a full handle on; friend or not I will not chose one side over another when I do not know the grief both sides may have stirred. Though it is harder when one side has faulted you personally as well in another issue. But it does not change the fact that I do not know what lay at the basis of their issue.

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 9:21:00 AM
    here is one I had seen before with good symbolism. soupmail, Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 7:08:00 PM
    I like the symbolism of this one, Ruben. Hope you are having a great night and thanks for your recent comments. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/15/2009 5:59:00 AM
    I like it... our friends faults stir our deepest grief sometimes...thanks again for checking out my music...yeah I'd be cool with a movie soundtrack :) maybe a car commercial :) "no sleep on a Saturday"... was after I worked all night and came home and composed a rough working of it....."torn muscle" was actually made right around the time I had a torn muscle :)

  1. Date: 7/12/2009 7:10:00 AM
    Wow..Ruben, this is stunning, my friend. Not sure all the possibilities with this one....takes my mind to several places...

  1. Date: 7/11/2009 5:54:00 PM
    You have truly mastered this form, Ruben. Beautifully done!

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 7:48:00 PM
    When we're in grief, we're more vulnerable to "the axe," Ruben. You say a lot about sadness and human frailty in this wonderful senryu! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 7:44:00 PM
    @.@ I like the way you manage actions here, I mean, it actually fits the title @.@ and makes everything "slashy"; thanks a lot for the experience, and for the comment xD

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 11:08:00 AM
    a universal concept, very nice......nebeuR !boj taerg

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 10:58:00 AM
    I like your Senryu. Interesting. Sara

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 8:39:00 AM
    Friends can say such hurtful things that it does tear through the soul like a raging tornado. But, confront them about you are feeling and remember why they are your friends in the first place. Such saddness here Rueben, hope this isn't you?

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 12:06:00 AM
    Ruben you are such an encourager at PS.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 7/8/2009 6:56:00 PM
    Wow so ominous, very intriguing. Where's chapter 2

  1. Date: 7/8/2009 6:10:00 PM
    That's life, ain't it. Deborah Guzzi wrote in "The Gift": Just the Gift of a span of time. A span of time encapsulates all things. So all things must end someday. You asked me, "What happened to your muse?" Our tree got cut down, too. What a grand tree it was, though. I'm looking for the next big thing. The time is now.

  1. Date: 7/8/2009 12:40:00 PM
    sorry Rub didn't see your poem,i see sadness here, an ending of something,a cry from the poets soul and it saddens my heart--great write Rub yet so sad--charma:(

  1. Date: 7/8/2009 4:23:00 AM
    This is indeed a very thought provoking write Ruben. Outstanding writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/8/2009 4:02:00 AM
    Ruben, you are so right. When friends are hurt and fall from their happy place, it does hurt. And the reality is that there are some times when just being there is all we can do. And show forth love, kindness, and respect. Do NOT show the AXE!!!! LOL I'm not sure that I understand all of this senryu. But it certainly required thinking and that in my book is important to good writing. Keep writing those short, mind-bender poems, my friend. You have the talent for it. Love, Dane

  1. Date: 7/8/2009 12:49:00 AM
    Like the alliteration very much Ruben .Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 7/7/2009 6:41:00 PM
    There must be a long story behind this sad tale. ? ~ And soup mail to Ruben....

  1. Date: 7/7/2009 6:11:00 PM
    nicely put together.