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Kissing the Blood of Battles

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Kissing the Blood of Battles

blue birch tree
behind the forest walls
staggering
in the  shadows
absorbing every howl.
The phantoms collide
with your seeds of sobriety...
their cackle intensifies
(barometer of your successes).
The golden brook is within your reach
of your denim fingertips..
so reach dear one reach.
like a star searches for its sweet burning heart
full of life and the living sweetness
fight on fight hard
swing your roses at the sword
your not alone
that bird in the clearing sings your victory song..
for sure?
reach for it through the briar
i'll meet you in the center
in the bowel of the storm
and kiss the blood of your battles away
 




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  1. Date: 8/21/2013 10:55:00 AM

    I am putting this one into my favs... :) love and hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 7:21:00 AM

    I hope all is well with you, Anthony. I'm sorry if I have offended you. Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 8:12:00 AM

    Half this week has sped by and I have enjoyed reading many poems. Just have to love the diversity of the poets here even in the contests. I am so happy to have been able to read your poetry today Anthony. Have a wonderful day and may you find inspiration to write more along the way. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 3:36:00 PM

    I like this one, Anthony. very nice. hugs, catie :)