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Rocking By Decree

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Below is the poem entitled Rocking By Decree which was written by poet Daniel Larson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Rocking By Decree

Have faced the final curtain,
     the passing through of change,
A crossing of the mountain
     on pathways, oh, so strange,
No more visions are moving
     over the clouded stage,
Words no longer do remain
     upon the crumbled page.

This chair becomes the pleasure,
     the throne of last resort,
Where futures wait silently
     for tomorrow’s report.
Sometimes the weight seems lifted,
     sometimes it’s not to be,
Through all the chained up mem’ries
     souls cry out to be free.

The fountain has stopped running,
     the rose been starved of drink,
Sands of time roll down the hill
     taking one to the brink.
Then thunder meets the sunrise
     and neither knows what’s meant
By the sounds of aftermath
     that echo through lament.

Suddenly the yesterdays
     have melded with the blind,
The times of life once gone by
     disappear far behind.
The rocking chair’s still moving,
     the eyes still come to see
All that has e’er gone before
     has somehow set one free.


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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 5:04:00 AM
    Very moving poem Daniel. Excellent Rhyme and wonderful to read from beginning to end. Wow this poem gets added to my fav list - thank you!

    Larson Avatar Daniel Larson
    Date: 8/21/2013 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A long time coming . . .a very belated thank you for your wonderful comments. Danl
    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman
    Date: 5/31/2012 5:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You leave me with thoughts well after I have read your poem......it connects.
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 1:15:00 PM
    Daniel, thank you for lovely poem today !!! - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Larson Avatar Daniel Larson
    Date: 5/30/2012 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    as usual a shining light appears . . . thanking you so much. regards, daniel
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 12:55:00 PM
    Very heartfelt..love this poem of yours!!

    Larson Avatar Daniel Larson
    Date: 5/30/2012 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanking you for your wonderful comment. greatly appreciated, regards, daniel
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 12:39:00 PM
    Oh how moving is this poem. I especially like the last two lines: "All That has ever gone before has somehow set one free." You have done well with the metre of this poem too with its stead three iambic feet per line. Well done.

    Larson Avatar Daniel Larson
    Date: 5/30/2012 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanking you humbly . . .your comments mean a lot. regards, daniel