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    Registered User munkinhead's Avatar
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    In the Trees

    How are days lived fierce flaming poetry
    and death sounds too crowded rhyming verse
    if we are given, between youth and age,
    time to mine love's sonnet out of life's small hopes,
    written to you, fair traveler, in brilliant orange
    by trees groomed by an artful skill?

    But the poet's muse knows a sawdust will
    and hews words to sharpen, hide or fit
    the chasm stretching beneath yawning sleep,
    revealing that the only journey that we take
    leaves beauty scattered, bleeding, crying out
    that life's last lines rhymed least.
    you are my left arm

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    Incredible poem.

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami


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    I liked the alliteration in the last lines and the sound of the occasional rhyme throughout.

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