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In memory of the lightning tree

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In memory of the lightning tree

Woe betide the lightning tree
the guardian of the sacred stone.
Devoid of life and leaf alike 
as even the ivy creeps elsewhere.

Woe betide the lightning tree
the silent watcher of the north.
Mastered by the winds of change
and the scapegoat of the ruthless skies.

Woe betide the lightning tree
the keeper of the ancient grove.
Once a mighty bellowing giant 
now fodder for the relentless fungi.

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  1. Date: 11/10/2010 9:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Stephen. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 11:50:00 AM
    STEPHEN, Congratulations! On having your poem featured this week. A poem well deserved, keep the fascinating poetry coming" Nathan D."

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 11:38:00 AM
    Stephen, congratulations on having your poem featured this week! They sure picked a gem from out of your inspiring collection of superb poetry. Very glad that I stumbled across your work today~Chris

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 11:38:00 AM
    Stephen, congratulations on having your poem featured this week! They sure picked a gem from out of your inspiring collection of superb poetry. Very glad that I stumbled across your work today~Chris

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 9:43:00 AM
    GOOD MORNING! STEPHEN, CoNGRATULATIoNS ON HAVING YOUR POEM FEATURED THIS WEEK*luv~SKAT"

  1. Date: 10/14/2010 10:08:00 AM
    a very creative write here, loved the idea of it and the visual. great job! congratulations on your feature! --Madison

  1. Date: 10/13/2010 1:03:00 PM
    Stenphen, hello & Congratulations! On your awesome & well done poem being featured this week: ) have a nice one,..p.d. "

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 6:54:00 AM
    Congrats on having your poem being featured on the Poetry Soup home page this week. Please keep your creative caps on, let your poetry pen keep painting your poetry pads with colors of creativity. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a wonderful week ahead. Love always, Adeleke

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 5:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week Stephen what a great way to have it seen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 12:07:00 PM
    Many congrats on your feature this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 7/17/2010 4:36:00 PM
    Thanks for reading my poems.

  1. Date: 7/17/2010 4:35:00 PM
    Great imagery of nature.

  1. Date: 3/29/2010 6:37:00 AM
    Thanks carol!! And i thank you and amy for your inspiration to share some more. Blessings to you both.

  1. Date: 3/29/2010 6:31:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry with us Stephen. I wish you the best always in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/29/2010 6:30:00 AM
    Thanks amy!! I was surprised at myself when i finished this. I love poetry soup it has cured me of my block!!

  1. Date: 3/29/2010 6:28:00 AM
    This is awesome! Almost fantasy like. Chosen words are spectacular.