Below is the poem entitled The Dark Forest which was written by poet
martin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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"Oh Child! oh sweet, sweet child-
why dearest do you roam,
in midst of our wild? For these forrests
are no safe little enclosed shacks,
but filled with monstrous beasts,
all formed in family packs-
ready to hunt the weak
and the young to feast.
There are beasts! There are Beasts!
And these beasts have glowing eyes,
often yellow in the shadows,
often breathing with deepening sighs
of hunger with their cheshire smiles.
Some are intelligent- trickery is their game-
they don't have be quick or strong
in order to gain their claim.
Some are small- they hide so well!
Like insects that can crawl in your ear
and be the sounds of a ringing bell,
or clicking clock, a costant noise
with notes at its highes stock amount.
And they'll crawl through your brains
and eat your organ then leave again
to waste your corpse for the pouring rain.
And in these wild forrests will enchant
and flourish loveliness that will lure you
to eat their freshest berries you'll ever see!
So red, and juicy that god did know would grew-
would put a spell against your lustful lip
with a poisoned mark and make you ill.
After three days of these red berries,
you will vomit out your liver
and cover all acres of leaves with dew.
You shall cry- you would die-
in the middle of our fields.
SO with such a curiousity, is it worth
to travel in, on or through?
The entrance is already dark,
and all you can do is assume.."
thought this child, facing the dark forest path-
both eager to explore and fearing
to endure such experience...