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The moral road of combat

They stood amongst the ghostly white powder-
As it sloped around them casting that of a dusty spell 
There was a pure peacefulness left lingering-
So evident in the footprints gone by
And those empty matchsticks that waved in the winter breeze 
Such a lonely place in a state of hibernation 
It was hard for me to remember the landscape as it was 
Now the still coldness captured that once frisky green meadow-
Now a thing of the past faded into an auburn retreat 
And somehow I enjoyed the solitary of its splendor and change 
My breath blew a tracer of the warmth from inside me 
As my biting nibble fingers praised the caress of my gloves 
I felt the movement inside my boots as my feet pushed me forth deeper into the snow 
A time to think, and maybe approve the uncertainty of loss 
Past the fallen limbs that were once a thing of strength and refuge to some 
A part of me fell from my eyes onto the ground into a frozen icicle-  
Till they could find the nothingness once paved with the rocks that divided the land
Now I sleep with a secret of yesterday and confess my failure to no one 
The roots of my broken heart will again floorage and cultivate greatness 
And I will become a land of abundance and determination and be born-again 



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  1. Date: 7/16/2011 10:39:00 AM

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 8:26:00 AM
    a great read, enjoyed this.

  1. Date: 2/14/2011 10:32:00 PM
    S*M*I*L*E ~ "H*A*P*P*Y V*A*L*E*N*T*I*N*E*S D*A*Y M*Y D*E*A*R,,,B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L```L*A*U*R*A M*C*K*E*N*Z*I*E¤¤¤'L*O*V*E,,,J*O*H*N!!!:))) ~

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 4:29:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Laura. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 8:19:00 PM
    So enjoyed reading your very creative write tonight Laura and so good to see u posting again my friend.. a very intense and dramatic write with visual affect for the reader .. giant imagery in your lines so descriptive.. enjoyed this entertaining write.. hope u and family enjoy the happiest Merry Christmas and New Year ..with luv..from us..

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 4:34:00 PM
    in ones time....even hardship has it's beauty....nice! Laura! jimbo

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 4:10:00 PM
    I agree its hard not to read more then once.. Determination flows through it... beautifuly written my dear...always Michael

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 3:36:00 PM
    Smile ~ I read this soul stirring poe twice; slowly; and I could feel something beautiful inside of it; touching my heart, with love, and hope ~ the last verses, determintion ~ where is the source &, what is the reward?! ~ "Very Beautiful Laura; Deeply So ~ "Love Always," John!:) ~

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 2:57:00 PM
    Interesting work..I am glad that I chose this one to read this evening..Sara