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Eat From The Tree ( Knowledge of Good and Evil )

Updated on April 17, 2011

Tree spring forth
give breath to the masses
rain water on losses
make right all the wrongs and
renew hope once lifeless

caskets now open
remained for centuries shut
providing limitless cages
unbreakable contraptions
cast iron clad sealed

river runneth red
blood spilled by my hands
vivid colors and voices
spoken sharply within
tinted, tainted by sin

air, water, fire
earth provides habitat
elemental residence
burn, surge, conspire
till all is consumed

finality discovered
dreams may now end
trees become caskets
floating on rivers
of red molten secrets

rhythm melodic
music to my ears
peaceful, hypnotic
sum of all fears
source of all tears

flow, fade, and deliver
my message to them
incinerate forests
fuel, feed, pretend
luminous heaven sent

© copyright Ben D.A 2011


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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      thank you Nikki...and I agree

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      powerful words here. depicting a sinful, blood splattered, and cruel world, just from knowing things that maybe we were never meant to know.

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

      It's gloomy, but I suspect is inspired by scriptures which tend toward gloom. The "Tree of Knowledge- of good and evil" never seemed to me like much of a choice to partake or not. But what do I know?

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      Sharon Smith 7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Very cool Benny and LOVE the pic!

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      BenWritings 7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Thank you all SO much!! I'm overwhelmed by your kind words and encouragement :]

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      Linda Rogers 7 years ago from Minnesota

      Your poetry always inspires me. It seems to just roll right onto the page with such ease. Another great one:)

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      Bumpsysmum 7 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Deep stuff -

      "air, water, fire

      earth provides habitat

      elemental residence

      burn, surge, conspire

      till all is consumed"

      This is where we all go :-)

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      SeenButNotHeard 7 years ago from Michigan

      I'm sorry that I haven't had time to comment on all of these new ones of yours. I've been so flustered lately. I love them though. Keep up the good work, Mr. Writings :)

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      From molten dust we flee from rust,inspirational Ben.;)

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      Twilight Lawns 7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      I have read so many attempts at this form which just did not work. You have tamed it and filled the starkness with little chinks of light (I was going to say, "Rays of hope" but chinks of light will do).

      Love these lines:

      "rhythm melodic

      music to my ears

      peaceful, hypnotic

      sum of all fears"

      source of all tears

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      aylee95 7 years ago from Honolulu, HI.

      renew hope once lifeless

      .... Out of that whole [awesome!!] poem, that line hit me the hardest. That one sole line. Cheyenne probably didn't tell you, but I don't really believe in stuff like hope, resulting in most of my dark poems... But that line, makes me wonder if hope is something that can actually be fixed again and again. ^^ I love your poems, they let me use my brain! haha

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      bbnix 7 years ago from Southern California

      The great battle for trees is about to impart,

      for warriors bare with all their true heart,

      a vision as pure and no longer belayed,

      salvation for all, to no longer delay.

      The war of man's hand,

      against all the land,

      is fire burnt brand,

      on the cheek of this man.

      So, it is true, my good friend of few,

      your sonata is grand and deep as the land,

      but now it is time to bring a new tone,

      for no one lost soul can manage alone...

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      Carolee Samuda 7 years ago from Jamaica

      Another deep one from the soul Ben. Very powerful! Makes you want to live like a saint fearing what will happen in the end.


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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hmmm, this one makes me squirm. There is promise in some stanzas, but so much of that "futility" that you are so good at including in there as well.


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