Thomas R. Ruffin

Rookie - 2 Points (02/22/63 / Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

Thomas R. Ruffin Poems

1. Why You Never No More Smile? 11/5/2012
2. Words That Before I Failed To Speak 11/5/2012
3. The Gods Bring Down The Rains 11/5/2012
4. Jumper 11/6/2012
5. Truth Meadows 11/6/2012
6. Six Mile Road 11/6/2012
7. Mudhole 11/6/2012
8. Mess My Mind 11/6/2012
9. Country Joe Jesus 11/6/2012
10. Beneath The Bridge 11/5/2012
11. Ancient Tree 11/6/2012
Best Poem of Thomas R. Ruffin

Ancient Tree

ancient tree
sit there beneath winter heartbreak
and be burdened by the contravention of man
tree of immeasurable wisdom
limbs be weighted an deadened
decay will set from outward in
as time is not kind
all things end
old trees becomes then fallen
upon forest floors they rot
into the earth
without decent notice
and then, in some time, they are forgotten
ancient trees
much like men
yet from men escape souls
and in spiracle waft they go
… the souls of men
but trees
absent such souls
have earthly bindings
so upon cold forest ...

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