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 May. 27 2013 at 11:09 am
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Hey there! I really liked the title, it was very appealing. And I love this poem so much, I really enjoyed reading this from beginning to end. It flowed really nice even without rhyming. I'd love to see this continued and I'd love to learn more about the person this is based on. Great job!

on May. 27 2013 at 10:57 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

Will do! Thanks for commenting! I probably will soon, I've been fiddling around with this poem, trying to find out where to start again! I've got more poems along the way of this kind, they just have to be submitted first!

on May. 27 2013 at 10:54 am
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

My goodness. I want to know more about the story behind this poem. If you ever decide to make a series of poems about what happened, let me know.

on May. 26 2013 at 2:22 am
KodaFarone SILVER, Rosiclare, Illinois
6 articles 4 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We're a little weird and life's a little weird,and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours,we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness called Love."-Dr.Seuss

Omg,this poem? Like amazing like I'm fangirling over a poem ahhhhh.

on May. 25 2013 at 4:03 pm
BookNerd35 GOLD, Herod, Illinois
10 articles 1 photo 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can't. What you've got to do is turn around and say, 'watch me.' -unknown

That was really good. I really enjoyed it! I can't wait for more!!


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