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~ If Only Trees Could Hear ~

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poetFemmeFatale
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0 posted 05-29-2000 12:45 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

~  If Only Trees Could Hear  ~



Through forest thick she walked alone
noises all around her -
Her path was lit by moonbeam only
fear, it did surround her.
She knew that she was being watched
kept looking o'er her shoulder -
Wishing she would stumble onto
someone who would hold her...

She'd lost her way & wandered far
deep into this place -
Cold and damp and so alone
terror on her face.
Her feet were bare, her dress now torn
her hair a matted mess -
So many evils all around her
in this wilderness...

Her tear-stained face so hollow now
her faith & hope were gone -
She'd wandered now for near a year
where did she belong?
So tired now, she found a place
there upon the ground -
To rest her weary body & to dream
without a sound...

Her breath it came in shallow gasps
was this where she would die?
Out here alone in forest thick
where none would hear her cry?
Her eyes they closed, a final time
releasing one last tear -
A final breath, she finally drew
If only trees could hear...

If only trees could hear...

If only...




-poetFemmeFatale
May 28, 2000



 "Fantasies enrich our lives to the fullest, but true satisfaction comes from creating your own story in the real world! Live out your fantasies & make a storybook with beautiful pictures for the world to enjoy! -poetFemme

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Jeffrey Carter
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1 posted 05-29-2000 12:48 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

WOW

 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep






[This message has been edited by Jeffrey Carter (edited 05-29-2000).]
Sven
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2 posted 05-29-2000 02:38 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Gen,
    if only people could hear like the trees do. . .

This was a great poem, and I really liked the idea of the trees being able to hear our cries. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Kit McCallum
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3 posted 05-29-2000 08:00 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I so enjoy your work PoetFemme ... the imagery and story transfixed me, wonderful writing!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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4 posted 05-29-2000 09:52 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Beautiful, Gen. I could see her walking in the woods..lovely as usual!!  
JamesMichael
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5 posted 05-30-2000 07:02 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I enjoyed reading this...very touching and yet sad to feel all alone in this world...may your journey lead you to someone who will hold you.   James
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6 posted 05-30-2000 01:51 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

femme.... enchanting you are with this one, sad and lovely, and mistical it is....


Parker
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7 posted 05-30-2000 01:53 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Simply incredible how one captures the walk thru the forrest dark.  Your poem is most captivating in all its verse.
Coco  
Martie
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8 posted 05-30-2000 03:47 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

A wonderful tale....so sadly lovely and captivating!  Well done!
jeffbrowning
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9 posted 05-30-2000 04:08 PM       View Profile for jeffbrowning   Email jeffbrowning   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jeffbrowning

Painted beautifully before my minds'eye.  What to be inside your head?
LngJhnAg
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10 posted 05-30-2000 04:22 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Hi ya, lil Femme - neato poem - it makes me want to go into the forest and find women who are all alone, lost and scared  (veg)
WhiteNite
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11 posted 05-31-2000 08:32 PM       View Profile for WhiteNite   Email WhiteNite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhiteNite's Home Page   View IP for WhiteNite

What's this with your poems ending in death lately!?  Eeeek!  =)  Very nice poem though.  Sometimes you learn things by getting lost though ya know?  [delete] [delete] [delete] [delete] [delete]

[insert usual bablings here]  

Loved it.  --Dave

 "Don't let your character get camoflaged with your environment.
Find who you are and let it stay in its true colors." --Rachel Joy Scott


Jana Tovey
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12 posted 05-31-2000 08:38 PM       View Profile for Jana Tovey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jana Tovey

A haunting poem, especially the last lines.  Indeed, maybe trees can hear, but they just can't respond (in our frequency, anyway).
miriam
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13 posted 05-31-2000 10:01 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

i come to the web to get inspired to write..at the end i end up reading and not writing.  I come in touch with some old friends too...uhum!!!...Femme why haven't you written back to me?  YOur poetry is beautiful and will always be a "pick me up" for me.  love ya.

  miriam coronado


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14 posted 06-01-2000 05:23 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

And in the quiet and the still,
One wandered slowly to her side.
He found her lying there so still
And feared that she had died.
He touched her lips with his own
His fondness for her clear
And her eyes opened to gaze upon
The one who held her so dear.

**can't stand such a bleak ending...perhaps I"m too sentimental, non?  Viva L'amor mon chere...viva l'amor.

 Knowlege tempered by wisdom...Wisdom tamed by youth.

poetFemmeFatale
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15 posted 06-02-2000 03:11 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I want to say a big thank you to each and every one of you who continue to uplift me with your words of encouragement.  I know my poetry of late is taking many different turns and twists, not only in style but content.  Since January, I've really been doing alot of soul-researching, and am finally growing to love and appreciate myself, so that someone else can too.  I have found many uniquely wonderful paths inside my heart.  Thank you for tolerating me as I explore my own depths.  Love, death, passion, and dispair...all are vital.  I love each and every one of you!  Hope to be around more soon!  

Brother Robert - - Thank you for that lovely "uplifting" ending...actually, it's quite befitting for the real circumstances behind this poem.     He did hold her in the end...and she didn't die.  Miss you!

 "Fantasies enrich our lives to the fullest, but true satisfaction comes from creating your own story in the real world! Live out your fantasies & make a storybook with beautiful pictures for the world to enjoy! -poetFemme

brian madden
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16 posted 06-02-2000 04:25 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Wow, I know, a woods can be frightening at night, so lonely yet it seems like there is someone watching your every move. a very haunting piece, vivid. It gets my thumbs up, enjoyed it alot.

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"I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else"-Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity"
Nicky Wire, A design for Life.

manic street preachers

La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
"Life has been unfaithful And it all promised so so much
I am a relic I am just a petrified cry Wheeled out once a year, a cenotaph souvenir
The applause nails down my silence
La tristesse durera
Scream to a sigh, to a sigh
I see liberals I am just a fashion accessory
People send postcards
And they all hope I'm feeling well I retreat into self-pity, it's so easy Where they patronise my misery
La tristesse durera
Scream to a sigh, to a sigh
I sold my medal
It paid a bill
It sells at market stalls Parades Milan catwalks
The sadness will never go Will never go away
Baby it's here to stay

Eloise
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17 posted 06-03-2000 02:38 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Back to the top this one goes!  What a beautiful piece pFF.  Reread this one a couple of times.
linda munday
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18 posted 06-26-2000 06:32 AM       View Profile for linda munday   Email linda munday   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for linda munday

PFF you know that I go looking for your poems now.  I am drawn to your wonderful style and flow, and subject matter.
Lovely work.
Linda M.
 
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