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you only meant well

Updated on June 17, 2011

there you were

in the darkened forest

only this time

you were hovering

blackness surrounding you

eyes locked on your toes

your mouth open

torn pieces of letters written

escape your throat

fluttering down

like some unnoticed butterflies

all my outstretched arms

that ever opened for you

distant memories

and all the tears you never cried

trickle steady

from your hollow eyes

the glitter that i sent you

in certain secret slumbers

pours from your shoes

like hour glass sand

giving the impression

that time matters

even though

the darkened forest escapes it

as everything you've ever over looked

rushes from you

i find myself wondering

if your day of judgement has come

then i remember

the safeness of where we are

just when i begin

to wonder why again

i remember

the forest always holds just what i need.


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    • seicheprey profile image


      7 years ago

      I enjoyed the darkness of it. Thanks.:)

    • sligobay profile image


      7 years ago from east of the equator

      "The forest always holds just what I need." This is a peaceful conclusion to the reverie you weave.

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      CM Sullivan 

      7 years ago from California

      Very nice imagery, I really liked this poem...

    • Two Poles profile image

      Two Poles 

      7 years ago from Morgantown, West Virginia

      torn pieces of letters written

      escape your throat

      fluttering down

      like some unnoticed butterflies


    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      ...well your forest holds so much poetic depth and soulful mystery - that words will never run out on you - and neither will I ....

    • Nikkij504gurl profile image

      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      Thanx! No i havent seen it on JL's. and I know I havent seen you post lately, so its always a treat when you do. Love your poetry!

    • sameerk profile image


      7 years ago from India

      nice hub , loved it

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      as always Nikkij504gurl your comment is my favorite. :) i havnt been comming on alot as the flow of the household has shifted once again and im unable to post as much as i would like to be. i have some stuff comming from the page that i was writing on w johnny love entitled jaded love. so if you recognize it, its because i posted it on jaded love about 2 months ago. love all of you my fellow writers. in pen we trust!!!

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      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      Memories can be painful...or just what you need. I love the part about hour glass sand giving the impression that time matters. great words, great poem.

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      7 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      I am in the forest and looking for the like a leaf, small and overwhelmed but in a familiar place... Great poetry. :)

    • tom hellert profile image

      tom hellert 

      7 years ago from home

      Nothing good hapens in the woods....

      ive said it before I'll say it again...


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      7 years ago

      Very cool. I enjoyed it alot. I love your style. Blessings

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      Augustine A Zavala 

      7 years ago from Texas

      What a trip...

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      7 years ago

      Loved it.............complex, intriguing.......


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