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Silent Witness

In the land of eternity
At Elflame, 
Where the nymphs lived
Grew a giant mahogany tree

Memories rely on its every leaf
Reddish-brown trunks, 
Darkens over time
Silent witness of the elapsed days

Laughter and joy
Pain and sorrow
A complete life extravaganzas
That sealed by fate

In every rotation of seasons
Remain upright stand
Full of hopes and dreams
An old mahogany tree

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 7/11/2013 1:54:00 PM
Makes me think of the tree as a metaphor for the Earth Shirley - sometimes I respectfully wonder if english is your 'first' language because of how very unique your voice is - I like your grasp on the Divine - J.A.B. %
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Date: 7/11/2013 3:16:00 PM
I admire your deep and strong perception of this poem, Justin ^_^. English is not my first language. I live in Indonesia. "Bahasa" as our first language here, its of the indo-european family language, equal to the malays. I prefer to express thoughts and feelings in english because I think it would sounded more beautiful, and not rigid. Thank you for your sweet review :)))
Date: 7/9/2013 8:21:00 AM
Gorgeous! Ah, the power of silence and the changing of the seasons. How valuable they really are. A beautiful piece, Shirley.
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Date: 7/9/2013 11:47:00 AM
Thank you DD.. ;) *I think I'll gave you that nickname..DD for dear Drake" *Hug
Date: 7/9/2013 8:00:00 AM
This is a stunning piece of work Shirley!...A beautiful and haunting fairy-tale like poem...Reminds me of JRR Tolkien or 'The Hall of the Mountain Kings'...You must be new to the Soup and if so, welcome! - Tim
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Date: 7/9/2013 11:46:00 AM
Oh well..I will be celebrating my 1st month on PS tomorrow ;) I enjoyed being part of this great community..thank you for your warm welcome and the kind review, Tim ^_^