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Common Ground
by Melissa C. Rives

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I walk beneath the highest branches
looking deeper past the bark…
Where through the ages history bleeds
within the tree her timeless mark.

Bound in circles yearly cycles
sometimes blooming, sometimes sleep…
It’s in the subtle blowing whispers
songs of secrets she must keep.

So resourceful, quite contented
in her stance she strikes a pose…
Goddess of the woodland creatures,
sanctity to poet’s prose.

Shade to fauna, moss, and grasses
soothing to my human skin…
Where just to rest beneath her leaves
refreshes mind and thoughts within.

There could be no other refuge
closer to the gates of God…
Than in her sacred shaded shelter,
knelt upon her skirted sod.

No cathedral ever carried
dignity or grace within…
To grant the soul such revelation
that it had been born again.

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Reviewed by Rodney Bohen
I must simply agree with Mal on this piece , and say these lines are more than exquisite, no more can I say, Im not sure I have EVER been actually envious of anothers words till now!
Sincerely your friend

So resourceful, quite contented
in her stance she strikes a pose…
Goddess of the woodland creatures,
sanctity to poet’s prose.
Reviewed by Malachy MacFarlane (Reader)
"So resourceful, quite contented
in her stance she strikes a pose…
Goddess of the woodland creatures,
sanctity to poet’s prose." <== I love all your work but every now and again I come across a stanza that really speaks to me, this was such a stanza. Mal.
Reviewed by Birdie Houston
Wooooah !!!! What a masterpiece I have read great verses and rhymning the rhythmn was on time as well, this was Super fabulous Melissa !!!
Reviewed by Birdie Houston
Great poem. First stanza is really impressive. And the poem rolls smoothly on to a great finish.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
A Soothing, beautiful write. Lovely
Reviewed by jude forese
"through nature, one can hear the voice of god" RF
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci
This is such a beautiful and soothing read!
Whatever you write, you do it with grace and exceptional style! I LOVE the ending of this! Amen!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Wow! Wonderful tribute to the trees
Well written...
Reviewed by na na (Reader)
Melissa, wherever you walk is a path to glory. You are a beautiful writer.
Come celebrate with me, maybe a hit song,
I am not sure of the genre.
a hero song.

Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
A truly beautiful write Melissa. Such a fantastic poet you are. I need to write something nice....Ty, Dani :)
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Oh my gosh Melissa...I am so pressed for time these days..just stopped by and glad I did.hope I can stop back later..this is the sentiment and you are the best rhymer I know...excellent work girl...I just love the story line here..Clap clap clap...Floria
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
Melissa, this is lovely
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)
Very heart felt...Thanks, Teresa
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
nice write! :) (((HUGS))) to you and your family! :)

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