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The Bastion

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The Bastion

There was this old oak tree in the middle of the street,
Pondering mysteries I thought to myself,
Once my landlord said it’s time for money,
I packed my things and left.

I’m not outgoing, I prefer the calmness of solitude,
And even if I feel like chatting I don’t like a multitude,
So I thought to myself, why not face my fears?
Make that old bastion the throne of social cheers.

So in the street, the old oak tree made a friend indeed,
At first the brawl was to howl and I couldn’t sleep.
Months have passed and voices thrill, taken by the wind,
Calm at last in this old tree, my heart I heard it beat.

Sunbathed branches, one good morning, reached to say to me
Marching silence into grounds far beneath their feet 
A many voice, their thoughts and dreams-all are baring seeds
A could and would, a may have been, a golden crown in seat.

And every branch in this grey street a path to victory,
A well of thousand want to be’s and immortality. 
So now I’m part of this old tree damned to know it all,
What they want and I can’t do, to their right I’m sold.

To fight all life with one man’s heart a stupid task I see,
Leaves and branches cover sight with pictures of all space,
Now I’m nothing entwined with pity of what I could have been,
A monument that grows to death pace by pace by pace...

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 10:02:00 PM

    Hi Nikolia, This is a beautiful piece. I like the literary components that you have used in your poem.It is nicely written.

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 12:06:00 PM

    I really enjoyed reading your poetry, I love it, and it made me actually go into the story as if I was the main person, and seeing this happen, please keep writing. I hunger for more poems like this. :)

    Žilic Avatar Nikola Žilic Date: 3/18/2013 2:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks