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Victorious End

In the land, a lone tree,
Bones withered and cranky,
And leaves dry and fallen
Prey to the paws of the earth.

At sea, too,
A log of bloodless wood
Swung back and forth by garrulous sea waves
In a playful descent to drowning damnation.

Yet a vessel,
A broken vessel,
An overloaded miniature ship,
On the brink of a long dive

Into the belly of sea rage
And be pulverized by its intestines.
Then, a teenager in a transpiration of events dreadful,
While swallowed up by backwoods of spirits.

Yet, emptily I gazed into the black landscape,
Nothing much to behold, but speechless shadows
That stared back at me with mild inquisitiveness.
There, I stood in the dark, yet firm and resolute.

Suddenly a flame, at first,
A tiny flame, like a droplet of fire
which, in a twinkling, grew into an expansion
Of a giant warm fluorescence,

Like an explosion of a gentle light,
Spreading gradually over the landscape,
Shaking the dark to its marrow, off
It flew into the wind like disembodied air.

Then, a clear air, scented of freshness,
Whooshed across the landscape, my bed,
Where I woke up, staring at the ceiling,
Wondering what the dream was all about, though victorious.

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Your words are highly inspiring; they really goad me on to scowl more imaginatively the mystery and intellectual world of poetry. As for putting them in books, surely, I will get there, any time I am able to squeeze out enough time out of my busy days. Thanks Teddy.

Bathe yourself with poetry and let the world go to pieces.

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:O This dream sounds so cool!! My favorite stanza was the sixth; the imagery was spot on and beautiful. I could imagine the entire thing. :)

Happy New Year!

"The true alchemists do not turn lead into gold; they turn the world into words." -William H. Gass

Thanks for reading and liking the lines.

Bathe yourself with poetry and let the world go to pieces.

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