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Within the Ridges

August 12, 2013
By love.writing BRONZE, St. Clair Shores, Michigan
love.writing BRONZE, St. Clair Shores, Michigan
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In the ridges of the tree bark
where the ants with pincers roam
And the birds
which in the summer
Stuff in grass
to lay their eggs
Where the toddler's little fingers
led trails of hidden prints
And where the lady
rests her head
When her soldier-son
has died
Deep within the ridges
where memories are stored

The tree absorbs
your hunger
And gathers in
your fear
Nestles all
the worry
And rejoices
happy dreams
Deep within the ridges
I wonder what you'll bring.

The author's comments:
Thank you so much to Johnathan Rand's author camp in Wolverine, Michigan!!! This poem was inspired in one of the writing workshops they have when I saw a ridged tree nearby. Thank you!

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This article has 4 comments.

on Sep. 4 2013 at 10:04 pm
Carly_Elizabeth PLATINUM, Othello, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Roald Dahl

Ooh I really like this one. Because I love trees. And this was a very interesting way to describe a tree. Normally when people write about trees, they write about the branches and leaves. But you wrote about the ridges in the bark. It's so original and I love it. I especially loved the part, "The tree absorbs your hunger and gathers in your fear" I don't know I just really liked it. Great job!

on Aug. 23 2013 at 6:37 pm
nothinginteresting BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"I don't expect a perfect life. I don't want one, and I wouldn't know what to do with one if I had it. I just want to be happy. That's all I've ever wanted." -Drew Kenney

I love how i can really picture the story you're telling. Very clever! 

on Aug. 22 2013 at 6:36 pm
The_Introvert PLATINUM, Bellevue, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
“She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river."

This is really great. What an interesting idea. I love it!

on Aug. 13 2013 at 12:19 pm
love.writing BRONZE, St. Clair Shores, Michigan
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Hi!  Thanks for reading this and please comment!!! :)