"I command you to thrive." (later on prodding) "I need you to live."

Dawn143 By Dawn143, 8th Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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“Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”

-J.R.R Tolkien

This is a poem inspired, to keep our dreams safe from the stour, let tranquility seep into the stirrings of our hopes.

"I command you to thrive." (later on prodding) "I need you to live."

Scarred fingers creep
delving deep into the paths of yesterdays.
Like tendrils teasing the cheek
hairlike strands extended link the memories.

An icy mask frozen in place
shallow in its reach cold to the touch.
Frozen rivulets have laid waste to
the symmetry of the forgotten spring.


Its sullen look is weighted by pride,
as it wages war against the earthy undertones,
but in the comfort of a smooth caress,
the deadened cold loses its sting.

Here it keeps, the solace
the warmth invokes it lives.
Each buried dream thrives
against the looming threat or despite.

Surface Fallacy

Those pieces of hope that escaped--seeped,
nurture the burrowing wishes, ideas in infancy.
When the surface tells a graveyard's story,
the below sustains and brings growth to life.

Planting themselves below the guise
they seek, spread and twine.
Strong resilience in roughened husks of life,
their exteriors are stalwart in design.

In My Quiet I Live, I Bloom

Bury me, bury me 'neath the darkened corridors,
the drafty halls like water corrode the objects in their way.
My dreams need their hiding places to flourish
against the nay'sayers thoughtless deluge.
Safe in the solace of secrecy
that allows no chafing cold to fritter them away.


Cold, Deadened, Dream, Dreams, Frozen, Grow, Growth, Guise, Hope, Husks, Ice, Life, Mask, Secrecy, Solace, Spring, Water

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author avatar Dawn143
My real passion is writing poetry, but I also have begun to dabble in writing a children's story and a fictional novel. I also like finding fun facts about animals, I enjoy researching similar areas.

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author avatar Shamarie
8th Mar 2015 (#)

Great work, Dawn, I love how you expressed yourself on this post! The pictures really captures the tone of your poems. Thanks for sharing!!!

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author avatar Retired
9th Mar 2015 (#)

That is lovely poetry. I wish I could write such beautiful words.

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author avatar Carol Roach
11th Mar 2015 (#)

what beautiful poetry I can see it in my mind's eye

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author avatar Kingwell
11th Mar 2015 (#)

Good poetry Blessings.

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author avatar Utah Jay
13th Mar 2015 (#)

A wonderful poem and so well written. You have a lot of talent.

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