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Monday, November 8, 2010

The Fortress

She wandered the forest trail, searching to find,
Wood branches, boulders, exactly the kind.
The one piece to fit what she had in mind,
The structure was strong, with mortice did bind.

Years of placing each stone within its wall,
Planning with care, never these stones to fall.
With mortice and wood, each piece be to all,
Boards carried the weight, the burden was tall.

To shores she did travel, ends of the earth,
In search of those bigger, a stronger worth,
Carry the load, held...  to measure the girth,
Placed the last boulder, filling her with mirth.

Her fortress was strong, now safe she would be,
Hidden from the world, where no one could see.
Safe beyond her walls, a solace  for she,
No harm penetrates, held away from thee.

Close to her fortress, always did she stay,
Alone in her world, the pain could not play.
Yet loneliness engulfed her all of the day,
And down on her knees fell her soul to pray.

Then as she began to wander from here,
Searching the world, something to hold dear.
Her being still frail, her heart filled with fear,
Into the fortress, you dared to come near.

You took her hand, led her away from there,
A whole new world, beautiful, you did share.
These walls her fortress be, down you would tear,
For in her heart, you shared love and then care.

To shores she does travel, ends of the earth,
In search of those better, a stronger worth,
Carry the load, held... allow her rebirth,
Replaced solitude, filling up her dearth.

With her you share because you are her friend,
The fortress is gone, love her way did send.
She wanders the forest trails, around the bend,
This tale does she tell, and now it is penned.

I am linking this poem to Jingle Poetry - Poetry Potluck Monday.  This weeks topic was Buildings, Landmarks and Monuments.

PS... I am going to also link this poem with One Shot Wednesday.  Hope everyone enjoys.


Olivia said...

Intense Imagery- I kind of identify this one at different places.. wonderful weaving of words Dear..
Loads of Love xox


dasuntoucha said...

The fortress metaphor works nicely...enjoyed the rhythm of your rhymes. (^_^)

irene said...

There's such a calming quality to the tale.

Jingle said...

that's dynamic and super powerful flow...
one has to build strong fortress to protect oneself at times, pain may not go away.

brilliant entry...
Glad to see you beam with jingle poetry.

Here is one of my entries, an award is attached, thanks for the support.


Anonymous said...

Fortified nice piece.
Fortress around soul is must with enough entries.

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Anonymous said...

I have never had the patience or knack to pull off rhyme... It's so awesome to read when someone can do it and do it with flare.

You used the topic (which could be described as quite difficult to write about) in such a rich way.

Anonymous said...

A lovely little tale and the rhymes work it well! An enjoyable read and maybe a longer tale for the telling?


uma.a said...

Words are crafted beautifully in your poem..enjoyed it!

Sumit Sarkar said...

Beautiful imagination...and beautiful words to describe your poem... :)

Brian Miller said...

this is a wonderful journey you took us on today...with incredible imagery...nice verse...

Myrna R. said...

I enjoyed reading this. A tender story penned. I think it's a great response to the prompt, which I do think is a difficult one.

Lorrie said...

A lovely poem, filled with loneliness, then love. Thank you.

KaShaw Radio said...

Great piece of poetry, well structured and a pleasure to read

Jingle Poetry said...

you are a true poet,
Thanks for brightening Jingle Poetry Potluck with your talent.

Happy Wednesday.

Kind Spirit said...

Lovely Visualization. A beautiful piece well written. I loved it.

Fyodor Lewis said...

Great narrative poetry. It is often difficult to tell a tale in your lines. You pulled it off! :)

wanderer and vagabond said...

It so seemed that the lines were speaking to me, showing me what I am...

Steve said...

This is wondeful. I felt each branch and rock

Laura Lynn said...

I felt every line of this poem. Great work!

Aquarius63 said...

A captivating write, one I can very much relate to. Vivid imagery. A wonderful piece.


Anonymous said...

Lovely write... you put me right there


Luke @ WordSalad

Eric Alder said...

Interesting One Shot, like a true ghost story.

Shashi said...

I don't know how I missed this one on poetry potluck and lucky that I could see this via One shot... its a great one. I enjoyed your words very much.. thanks for sharing...

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Anonymous said...

wonderful poem. very maturely written. good use of structure and rhyme. nice job!

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

Beautiful work, you took the monument theme to a great level, many of us build a fortress around us but sometimes we miss the chance to know someone special because we don't open the doors!

Olivia said...

Wow... good to see you here and this one.. :)
Love MyD.. xox