eternal vows


eternal vows

for illumination branches strain
stretching out green boughs
reaching for suns hot caress
to fulfill eternal vows

heart wood cloaked in shadow
wrapped tight in thickened skin
shrouded in dark mystery
the sweetness flows within

enormous roots have furrowed down
to lie beneath what's seen
drinking in whatever rain
comes seeking to demean

at times the cold wind's screeching howl
whips limbs into a frenzy
stripping glorious raiment
down to muted majesty

the weight of winter's white embrace
encapsulated breaking
shattered pieces of the whole
diminished and forsaken

but spring will bring warm melting rain
and return of friendly flowers
growing from the lost remains
breaking winter's power

new buds will show and limbs will grow
replacing what was lost
new green leaves to cover up
cruel winter's brutal scars

so like this tree I'll wait for spring
and never shall I weep
come what evil weather will
my roots are buried deep

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MidnightPoet commented on eternal vows


Liked the poem, though the title and the line about Eternal Vows didn't seem to fit in the the rest.



The first stanza is referring to our innate search for truth, enlightenment, love...whatever the individual seeks to make sense of life. That is the eternal never stop growing. Perhaps not everyone shares this perspective, but it is definitely mine. :)

BrielleC commented on eternal vows


I am definitely feeling the allegory here in this piece! The symbolism and parallel to the tormented relationship you seem to have experienced is another seamless example of a great poet! I admire you as a fellow poet! Such class you seem to exude!!

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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