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The Axe That Fell You

Updated on June 2, 2010

They finally came for you… catching you off guard,

Waiting for the time I felt the storms had passed,

Shedding their disguises of indifference,

Moving camps and uniting fronts...

Now they are free and full of devious plots,

Seeking the one soul they do not yet possess.

Too late I saw that they were not subdued as I believed,

I was thinking of you planted as a redwood tree,

Immovable, wise as time, and untouchable.

Yet they were merely lying in wait for your return to the sea,

Searching out your vulnerability, coveting what was not theirs.

The axe that fell you was made from their jealous rage.

They won’t let you rest, coming as endless waves to drown.

In the presence of such destructive, exposed will, even you are weak.

The slightest misstep could bring down everything you stood for.

They reveal your gentleness only to mock it, laughing to draw you in,

Yet the punches are sharp and cutting, coming from one who knew you once,

Even more painful, as though from a brother or a friend...

I can only watch you, lying broken and splintered,

Scattered across the once peaceful grounds of our life.


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    • explorer23 profile image


      7 years ago from Oregon

      Powerful, though evoking words. Thanks for the good read.

    • russiangypsygirl profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks for reading, gachapoz! I appreciate your comment. - Gypsy

    • gachapoz profile image


      7 years ago

      Really beautiful. Thanks for the great hub!

    • russiangypsygirl profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thank you so much, Epigram! Your words are too kind! It is my pleasure to be 'hubdelicous' and I hope you will read more of my brave new language!!! -Gypsy

      Tony, thank you so much for reading... It means a lot! Peace-gypsy

    • tonymac04 profile image

      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Sad and beautiful words. And so true - jealousy is so destructive.

      Thanks for sharing

      Love and peace


    • epigramman profile image


      8 years ago

      Not only did the axe fell me but so have your poetic stars full of amazing grace and awesome talent.

      After reading this undisputable masterpiece of a brave new language I must confess that I will return to Mars as a happy Martian!

      p.s - I am currently investigating for your planet my earthling for something that they call 'hubdelicious' - and you're the one!!!


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