Eternal Love

January 2, 2009
By Alexandria Ballentine, St.Petersburg, FL

Our friends they have betrayed us,
Teased those they promised they loved most,
Spinning tales and telling lies,
Throwing rocks and sticks and mud.

You took me in your arms,
Held me when I cried;
Dabbed away my tears.

You promised peace and happiness,
To take me away from those who judged us.

Yet there we stayed,
In that unforgiving town.
Sitting ducks beneath their blazing eyes
They used us, abused us
Cut us open and spilt our blood
As proof of what sin our love was.

In desperation,
You took me to the trees,
Told me to climb until the branches gave in.
And so I did.

We climbed until the air turned cold,
The world became dark,
And our limbs froze.
We climbed until our bodies cried,
And then we could climb no more.

Standing in the tree tops, your words speak only truths.
Your love is plain for all to see, laid bare upon your face,
Open be the minds of the birds that sing, the clouds that fly, the wind that speaks.
Peaceful we sleep, in the trees.
Forever in our eternal love.

The author's comments:
If you've ever climbed a tree, and reached the very top, you're familiar with that invincible feeling. You feel like you're on top of the world, free from the pain of everyone below you. It is an unforgettable feeling.

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