The Stone Man

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  1. Dystopia Eternal

    Dystopia Eternal The Windbringer

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    The old man sits on an ancient rock
    adorned with a fine coat of snow
    the night is cold, the winter grim
    but he's bathed in the light of the stars

    He sits an he thinks, with a downcast stare
    and clouded eyes of ice
    "alas," the man sighs presently
    for he'll spend this winter alone.

    The austere eternal horizon
    has a tree that’s been weathered by ages
    akin to the man in spirit-
    apart from the world, yet not free.

    The man and the tree are both veterans
    of the cold and the fury of winter
    but each blast of wind comes like thunder
    and the man knows this season's his last.

    Now his thoughts come like ice and he wonders
    where the limit of reality is
    for in such a merciless heaven
    the purest are truly the damned.

    Spring finally arrives with its rainfall
    as the children return with their games
    and sitting on a bench by a tree-
    forever the old stone man.
     
  2. LadyoftheGoldenWood

    LadyoftheGoldenWood Well-Known Member

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    well that was good you really got in to making me think in that.
     
  3. Radagast

    Radagast Art House Member

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    austere : I now love that word lol.

    I like it. Never can go wrong with the free verse.