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Whispers of the Woods
by Risa H Zenkarion

Friday, March 04, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Submitted this one to a poetry contest in January, but still another month til the results come back! I'm trying to wait patiently.... It's an extended metaphor, the poems about anything that helps you escape reality. Escaping can seem like a good thing, but it's all in the point of view. Going into the darkness might seem like a good thing to you, when in reality it's not a good thing to leave reality, and people will always try to bring you out of the darkness.


Do the woods call to you, too?

I can hear the whispers

of a hundred trees who reach for me,

begging me to join them in the shadows,

offering me security from the light.

I step closer, knowing they will protect me.

It hurts when the sun does dance through the canopy,

with a flash bright enough to blind,

bright enough to make you fear the light.

 

Do the woods entice you, too?

It goes beyond just whispers.

Trees reached for me with their spindly fingers

and I can hear them snap when they catch me

but  I’m filled with relief to be in their arms.

Here’s a place, despite the dark,

where I feel safe, hidden away

and wonder how I ever survived in the light.

 

Do the woods shelter you, too?

The whispers are so much clearer now

when I’m up here among the leaves

who have so many interesting things to say.

They breath-whisper in my ear

to convince me that they’ll guard me,

and keep me safe from hunters and passers- through,

who only wish to force me to see light.

 

Do the woods call to you, too?

I stand here among the trees now.

I whisper among the leaves now:

Let the forest draw you into its shadows.

Only we can keep you safe.

Come hide with me and leave the light,

leave the colors, leave the pain.

Join the whispers, join the dark

The forest is all you need.

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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/4/2011
Such beautiful internal emotions, expressed well....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by John Bidwell 3/4/2011
The woods do call me, and it is becoming quite louder.
Soon- the leaves will appear, and I'll be gone.

Great poetry!

John



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