The Body - A Poem

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Nobody was swept away this time either,

but the wind had

the arms and the legs

in a tight grip.


The body bended

in a morbid position

and the bones in the body

broke one by one

followed by an excruciating pain.


Suddenly the wind loosened its grip,

swept away behind the mountains.


What was left of the body

laid on the ground

and it was a body

filled with a will to live.


After the brutal rampage of the wind

a prolonged healing waited

in the future.



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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Perfect! Great job! Up++ Thank you!


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Made 3 years ago from Finland Author

Thank you so much btrbell! :)


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

This could very easily be the perfect metaphor for life in general....beautiful work, Made.

I hope you are well and enjoying the summer. It's always a pleasure to read your work.

bill


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janshares 3 years ago from Washington, DC

I don't recall seeing such a strong use of metaphor that speaks so universally. This is very special. Powerful expression. Thank you for that. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful


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Made 3 years ago from Finland Author

Hi Bill, I hoped "the body" isn't just a body to the reader. I love metaphors. It's a great summer. Thank you so much for taking time to read my work. Have a wonderful Sunday my friend! :)


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Made 3 years ago from Finland Author

Thank you janshares. I really appreciate your comment. :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Unfortunately that's the way life is and usually the winner does take it all. Nicely expressed.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this well put reality.


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Made 3 years ago from Finland Author

Thank you Mhatter99!


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Made 3 years ago from Finland Author

Hi Gypsy Rose Lee, this is a part of life. What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Metaphor galore! So much to ponder on life, nature...it could've been a tree, it could've been a person....

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

An awesome insight to reality


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Made 3 years ago from Finland Author

Thank you tillsontitan! I appreciate that you stopped by.


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Made 3 years ago from Finland Author

Thank you DDE!

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