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Winter Takes Another V i c t i m

December 5, 2010
By SilentlyRising GOLD, Decatur, Georgia
SilentlyRising GOLD, Decatur, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"My pen is the barrel of the gun. Remind me which side you should be on."

A solemn tree stands alone,
Branches bare.
For a single, brown leaf.

It clings to
Just a thin, snow ridden branch.
Merciless wind blows against the
Nearly dead leaf.

Quite amazing,
Really, how long it has held out.
Under such harsh conditions, it
Viciously hangs by a thread.

Yet, it's not strong enough. With sudden
Zeal, the leaf flies off into a cold, wintry night.

The author's comments:
Look at it again. See a pattern? The first letter of each line is in alphabetical order, skipping two letters every two lines. At first, I unconsciously did it, then decided to continue with the pattern.

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on Oct. 1 2011 at 11:06 am
JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"See, we don't really care who you are;
Everyone is capable of looking up and wishing on a star.
So catch it, so contagious, this day-dreamer's disease,
And hope can be your sword, slaying darkness with belief."

"Sanctuary"- Paradise Fears

The imagery is great in this poem! Wonderful, really! Great job! :)

leafy said...
on Sep. 21 2011 at 1:39 pm
leafy, City, Other
0 articles 0 photos 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Ooh nice! I like the unique pattern and the inner meanings 5/5

on Aug. 4 2011 at 10:22 pm
MidnightFire PLATINUM, Lincoln, Illinois
40 articles 6 photos 239 comments

Favorite Quote:
'Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you'll die tomorrow.'
for my sister: 'when life gives me lemons ... i eat them'
'do not be afraid, be faithful'
'God is not safe, but He's good'

I like the pattern :) this was really good :)

on Jul. 24 2011 at 2:55 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1646 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Nice!  I like the pattern you used.  And the imagery in this poem is excellent as well. :)