Amberlee Carter

Rookie - 0 Points (12-16-1981 DOD: everyday)

The Battle Of Trees - Poem by Amberlee Carter

A night, spent in the agony of being.
The first to wake,
first to walk: cocked eyed and fractured soul-
Morning comes before sunrise can wake the world.

Faceless sky open wide.

tic toc, tic toc-
The nervous voice
echoes in the hollow of my chest,
against the cobble stone upon which my mind never rests-

I've been thinking, playing god-
fantasizing a world where death and life (and the other death)
co-exist in harmony.

Drink coffee to awaken the senses,
Drain the sun of it's shine-
Place flowered memories of youth in my hair, for beauty.

When one has time, one is never alone.

I speak to the reaper, the memoir of one
winged seed,
who's sewn this row before-
His final wish:
one honest kiss.

Then I await the night to arrest, eternal still-
writing poetry of a faceless sky and thinking of the trees,
how they love the spring.
Mind pauses, a solitary thought:
our season in this walk is not unlike theirs,
we spend so much time in a twilight daze,
praying for a warmth we can grow towards.

Comments about The Battle Of Trees by Amberlee Carter

  • (5/25/2006 10:32:00 AM)

    the first line set the tone so well - i wonder what inspires you? Sus. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/20/2005 3:40:00 PM)

    Very well done there. You made the themes I usually shy away from seam far more compelling. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 20, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 5, 2005

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