The Forest Deep

Enter, stranger, into the forest deep
Be wary on your journey
From here to mountain steep
Lurking, quiet, in the shadows of the trees
Sits many an unearthly beast
Could give you cause to flee
Softly, stranger, treading on the moss
In this forbidden hollow
Where you dare to cross
Moving, silent, stirring on the wind
Echoes of some voices gone
Perhaps they are your kin
Stop, stranger, stand unmoving still
While deer pass in front of you
To lap water at the rill
Cautious, slowly, kneel beside the brook
Drink as much as you wish
Free for those who look
Now, stranger, be going on your way
Follow the low winding path
Be careful not to stray
Hurry, faster, do not once look back
Until you leave the forest deep
On that lonesome track

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RandyA. said...
Jun. 28, 2011 at 6:14 pm
love it...
 
HisPurePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm
thank you dear:)
 
oneesama said...
Jun. 22, 2011 at 10:53 am
ahahaha yeah... sometimes you can surprise yourself! you'll never know what will happen next! I hope you continue to write! ^^ I'm really looking forward to reading more of your works!
 
HisPurePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 28, 2011 at 10:12 am
well, i've got like, 80 more things up here, mostly poems, a few articles and artwork.  just click on the "more by this author" link.
 
faerest said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm
Its like you said, this poem is really mystical, haunting and deep.... it's.. what's the word? idk, but it leaves me wanting to know more... perhaps riveting is the word i'm looking for...
 
HisPurePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 3:37 pm
Thanks so much!  Of course, when I read it over again, I want to take it apart and make it better, but that's good, right?  I wrote another poem that sort of goes along with this theme, except it's about a murder(which is weird, because I never thought I'd write something like that.)
 
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