The Traveller

May 23, 2013
By RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner


The arc of leaves slowly fell
On the deserted path.
The traveler bravely stood
On the aftermath of the battle.

Colors rained from the sky
Painting the world a view
Of the year leaving and
The year to come.

The traveler bent his knees
And knelt there
Amid destruction and formation
Of the world and
Its inhabitants.

The ground sighed,
Slow and sweet.
But none shall answer
For none shall hear.

But the traveller,
The fighter,
The artist,
The savior,
Poor man of all names,
Each holding its own regard
For its own abilities,
Is feeling the end come again.

A lock of hair
Falls flat on his forehead,
Limp as his heart
And the leaves above.

As the traveller of many titles
Falls to the ground in a heap
To end the battle and
End time.



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on Jun. 5 2013 at 1:07 pm
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

Thank you so much!! 

on Jun. 4 2013 at 8:06 pm
Jeeves12345 GOLD, Santa Maria, California
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Favorite Quote:
It's okay, I won't judge.

WOW! I don't know what else to say but wow! That's really good!

on Jun. 2 2013 at 10:27 am
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

Thank you!!

on Jun. 1 2013 at 4:13 pm
BorderlineGenius777 SILVER, Lewiston, Idaho
7 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most would be content to take their own and depart."- Socrates

fascinating. I liked it.

on May. 29 2013 at 5:45 pm
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

Thank you!

sarah98 BRONZE said...
on May. 29 2013 at 4:46 pm
sarah98 BRONZE, Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to write for yourself and have no audience than write for your audience and have no self.

mysterious and entrancing...i love this

on May. 29 2013 at 11:44 am
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

Thank you!! I will go check out your piece rigtht now!

IMSteel BRONZE said...
on May. 29 2013 at 11:01 am
IMSteel BRONZE, Wallhala, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Learn from Yesterday, live for Today, hope for Tomorrow" - Albert Einstein

"Brevity is the Soul of Wit" - The Which

PS. The words of the poem captured my attention instantly, and that is something that I look for  in poets. 

IMSteel BRONZE said...
on May. 29 2013 at 10:59 am
IMSteel BRONZE, Wallhala, South Carolina
2 articles 0 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Learn from Yesterday, live for Today, hope for Tomorrow" - Albert Einstein

"Brevity is the Soul of Wit" - The Which

Amazing imagery!  I love it, I really, really do!  I can see, really, nothing wrong with this piece, (and if there was, I'd tell you), and the poem itself was great!  Please read my story, The Voyages of the Waved Albatross.  Thanks!

on May. 29 2013 at 10:49 am
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

Thank you so much!! Coming from someone that I really enjoy their work, I am so happy!!

bree_bree GOLD said...
on May. 29 2013 at 10:13 am
bree_bree GOLD, Auburn, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
mistakes are made to be learned from.

and you thought my pooem was perfect pshhh :) you did an amazing job i really enjoy the imagry. Thats saying something because im not usally one for free verse but you do an exseptional job.

on May. 28 2013 at 4:04 pm
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

Thank you so much! I would love to make it into an epic if I could somehow map everything out! It would also be a lot of typing into the little box that Teenink provides too but I guess it could be done. 

Paigers97 GOLD said...
on May. 28 2013 at 4:02 pm
Paigers97 GOLD, Stanardsville, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." --Albert Einstein

This is really good, I agree with PheobeB that you should make this into an epic. I would be amazed to see how it turned out.

on May. 28 2013 at 3:01 pm
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

Thank you so much! You guys make my day!

on May. 28 2013 at 2:59 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

I love the melancholic nature of the poem. I think my favorite line has to be "But the traveller, the fighter, the artist, the savior, poor man of all names." Something about that really stands out. Excellent work and keep it up! :D Have a great day!

on May. 27 2013 at 8:39 pm
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

Yeah, I might do that but it'd be a lot of typing since I have to write it down manually rather than type. Also, I am coming out with a prequel that is going to start to explain the mystery behind the traveller. It's going to be split into segments though and the way that Teenink is moving, it won't be up for a little bit. 

on May. 27 2013 at 8:30 pm
Rebecca.xx BRONZE, Springboro, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
-Edgar Allan Poe
(this summarizes my life)

Wow, what a great poem! Very intriguing. Like the last user said, I'd love to maybe hear more about this traveler in an epic/narrative format!

on May. 27 2013 at 4:23 pm
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

Since you've said that, I think that I'll start right now! It'll be his childhood, sort of but it won't be out for a while since TeenInk takes so long to be submitted! I have like four other things waiting right now, one poem and three fictional short stories! If you guys don't care, when they come out, please check them out! 

on May. 27 2013 at 4:14 pm
RoyalCorona SILVER, Grand Rapids, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 290 comments

Favorite Quote:
All of us fave failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. -William Faulkner

Thanks for the comment, everybody! It means a lot to me!

PhoebeB GOLD said...
on May. 27 2013 at 11:10 am
PhoebeB GOLD, Lexington, Massachusetts
10 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
-Victor Hugo

I think you should make this poem an epic, which is like a really long poem that tells a heroic story. I'd love to learn more about what happens later on..


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