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Soldiers of nature

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Soldiers of nature

A testimony of time 
staring of into 
the distance 
A storm blowing 
dark clouds 

Howling its way 
across the sea 
trees like gladiators 
hanging branches 
bent with age 
faced the wind 
rooted firm
Braced for the raging storm 
twisted with the pain of centuries 
protecting us 
from its force 
like wings 
their branches blown back 
our first defence 
our shield 
against the elements
Rooted firm 
they stand tall 
through the cries and moans 
of natures souls 
whistling and moaning 
through their branches 

Warning us 
of whats to come 
hundreds of years 
we stood 
in all seasons ,
all weathers 

Looking around 
fallen soldiers 
broken trunks 
tore from the ground 
years they held
their ground
Now sitting 
at the fire 
a log in my hand 
only now 
you give me warmth 
soldiers are trees 

Around a fire 
we tell our tale 
as firmly we stood 
against the gale 
another day 
another battle

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  1. Date: 9/4/2013 12:53:00 PM
    I like the metaphors that you used..I could just see that cedar next to the ocean blown by wind and time...Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

    mcdaid Avatar liam mcdaid
    Date: 9/4/2013 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    no thank you i am still a little lost for the beautiful comment deeply appreci\ated
  1. Date: 9/4/2013 12:44:00 PM
    Wow Liam, unique gem you got here, really enjoyed the journey, especially love the ending ;) Tc Wilma

    mcdaid Avatar liam mcdaid
    Date: 9/4/2013 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you ever o much for the amazing beautiful comment deeply appreciated