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Tangled Vines

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Tangled Vines

An oak tree, three hundred years he had stood.
Half-dryad, half-man, he has seen about everything,
Sadness and kindness, but never has he felt truly loved.

A tender vine lovingly nurtured under his darkened shade.
"Twine yourself around me, embrace me with your vine.
Perhaps a mystical chemistry will bond us for life", he said.
In this ancient woodland a magical thing happened that night.
For this vine became half-woman, and embraced him with love.

Her tendrils kept growing, twisting entirely around this old oak tree
Eventually her tangled vines sucked the life from his old soul.
So watch what you wish for, you never know what will be. 


06/29/2013
For Constance La France's contest, " Tangled Vines"

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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 12:56:00 AM

    Connie, , Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. You know me I’ will always enjoy stopping by with love and support, no matter if I do not Understand what I am reading at times. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 2:12:00 PM

    Those tangled rambling plants arte so beautiful and so filled with life, yet so destructive, like some humans I have met. A truly great poem, than you Connie....Peter

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 8/2/2013 5:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Peter thank you for the visit and comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/31/2013 1:34:00 PM

    Beware! Great piece of imagination. Congrat. BG

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 8/1/2013 6:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank yo for the congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:43:00 AM

    nice one, connie! i enjoyed it. congrats on your win...

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 8/1/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ilene thank you for the congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 3:48:00 PM

    A very creative story, worthy of the win, congrats on your lovely write Connie xx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 8/1/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mystic congratulations on your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 2:41:00 PM

    Great idea that you have written in this winning work..This is so true..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 2:25:00 PM

    congrats on your win Connie

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 8/1/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Joseph thanks for the congrats. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/16/2013 4:07:00 PM

    wow, this was VERY creative poetry. I thought it would turn in to a love story but you put a great twist at the end. I really like this.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/16/2013 4:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea much, much appreciated with your comment. I had fun writing this verse. I'm glad you liked the twist on the ending. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 10:56:00 PM

    Interesting how a little vine can do that isn't it? I like your abrupt turn-around at the end. Good phrasing with your words too!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/5/2013 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Isaiah for the visit and kind comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 6:49:00 PM

    very captivating entry... Looks good enough to win.... maybe the old man oak died happy....great writing, Connie......Jake

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/2/2013 6:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol, thank you John for your delightful comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 5:28:00 PM

    wow an unepected outcome. This dryad spirit smothered by what he wanted most. Wxcellent story.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/1/2013 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Suz thank you for your visit and comment. It means a lit. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 8:24:00 AM

    she was not di- vine for him.....best wishes in the contest Connie

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/30/2013 10:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Joseph thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 8:16:00 PM

    Oak trees are beautiful to watch and adore, enjoyed you poem xxx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/30/2013 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mystic thank you for your visit and comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 8:07:00 PM

    Oh what incredible meaning this write truly has within its confines! I really enjoyed reading this tremendous poem this evening my friend! What a brilliant piece, quite an outstanding poem, Great Work!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/30/2013 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Russell thank you for your visit and delightful comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 4:38:00 PM

    super write clever too Shadow x smiles will add to favs

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/29/2013 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Shadow for your kind comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 3:40:00 PM

    love this imaginative write, my friend - congrats on your wins : )

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 6/29/2013 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jack thank you for you kind comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie