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The Willow That Never Wept

May 8, 2015
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


And though the Willow ‘s wisped away,
I can still feel it in the dust-

I can hear the echo call
Despite the Cavern’s rust-


My heart once flitted above the banks
and caressed that lovely tree

But that was before he loved her,
and threw me to the sea.

Oh sweet and sav’ry betrayal,
Why have you dropped by?

I felt my heart split in two
When we said goodbye.

A lyrical wind of stormy clouds
Burst through the walls.

The Canopy’s Crown has fallen down,
My tears have drowned his calls.


The author's comments:

Dedicated to my friend Brielle, who just suffered a major betrayal.


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on Aug. 9 2015 at 11:18 pm
Crystallite BRONZE, Santa Elena, Other
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This poem has so much emotion in it.I love it! It even brought back memories :,) You're an awesome writer! Keep writing!


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