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Weeping Willow

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Weeping Willow

A lonely willow stands out
from all the rest of the forest

the bark so hard and cold
that a butterfly lands
and turns to stone

Making the willow look like
a gothic statue
All dark and gloomy

Bark tearing into places
showing white raw flesh underneath

Bearing its soul a little
to the world

But who sees this willow
who hears its screams
its crys at night
when no one is around

It weeps sap from its bones
leaking it to the ground

Hoping someone or something
will see him. See the pain hes been through

He waits each day and night
and at twilight the willow
weeps another night
knowing no one will know who he is

know what hes been through
so he keeps his gothic statue
the way it is.

Just now hes trying to seal the wounds up
To seal his secrets up

With his tree trunk hollowing away
to being nothing but cracked wood

To be someone's fire wood
for the winter

Burning away for their pleasures
wilting away the pain you had

Withering away to nothingness
and yet the pains burn crimson

showering the people with a
yellow glow to their houses

Never given a moment 
its heartbreak or pain
that makes it burn those colors brightly.

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  1. Date: 8/16/2009 3:44:00 PM
    Good job, Ariabelle! Nice images and great word use. Keep writing. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/6/2009 2:26:00 PM
    precious fury the one of nature's pain...all for man to take it for granted love for all weepin willows! for they are not unseen by All the world. they are seen. but sadly but a rare few. yes great work!!!!

  1. Date: 7/26/2009 4:19:00 PM
    Interesting. Sara

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 10:52:00 PM
    Great write, full of images and color, - eduardo