Leah Ayliffe

Gold Star - 6,163 Points (June 8,1991 / Toronto)

The Tree Of Failed Dreams - Poem by Leah Ayliffe

Like a candle burning on a window sill
In the darkness of the night admist silence
She lies in quiet desperation in hopes that a falling star will shine its light of mercy upon her broken dreams
It was the high of love that didn't last
The chaotic fluster of emotion drifting from her thoughts, through her veins and into her heart
As tears of innocence softly caress her cheek
Falling behind time, upon the candles flames in attempt to dim the fires bright passion
Reflecting the anger behind a kiss, the shadows behind a series of laughter
Now in a solitude of darkness, with only the glimmer of the moon sneaking through a window
And a flicker of the candle's last light,
A calming fills her soul
Like a tree that grows and stands alone
Strong and mighty against the battles of thunderstorms and fierce winds
A thing of natural beauty
A piece of art when the sun shines its rays through her blossoming leaves
Even in the darkness of night the moon illuminates her tranquility
Day after day, alone, tall and strong
People will see her; a majestic tree of failed dreams


Comments about The Tree Of Failed Dreams by Leah Ayliffe

  • (5/12/2011 12:30:00 PM)


    Nice poem. Rich in depth and imagery.
    Beautifully conceived. I rate it 10.
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Please read and rate my poem 'A humble complaint' on page 2.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 12, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 21, 2013


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