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The tree that stood to the wind

Beaten and Battered
Still standing tall
I'm not the being I was before I took my great fall

They said don't stand to the wind
no you shouldn't dare
sometimes the wind will caress you but most of the time she doesn't care

She held me close
but intensified with a loving quiet rage
the wind she's like that, her intentions often hard to gauge

She's always there
she'll whisper and let you know
more often than not she's there for a moment then must go

She left part of me standing, the rest shattered on the forest floor
She's much more powerful, so she let me know
Because here I stand broken, never again to be whole

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 12/22/2018 10:10:00 PM
I'm thinking you're using wind metaphorically to symbolize a woman, Jacob. Very intriguing and powerful writing! Congratulations on your win in Brian's contest, Carolyn
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Jacob Jones
Date: 1/2/2019 10:48:00 AM
thank you, yes metaphorical.......a woman
Date: 11/26/2018 7:27:00 PM
The wind can intensify- causing so much damage. True, that a tree can withstand such force. Most of the time. Sometimes though, a heart cannot. When moments become too much. When there is no security in love. This is beautiful and tender. ~ Brandy
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 11/27/2018 11:03:00 AM
You are very welcome. I could feel the emotions within, that ache in your heart. ~ Brandy
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Jacob Jones
Date: 11/27/2018 8:22:00 AM
Thank you, much more about love than nature.