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Willow Shade

April 12, 2013
By Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes


The river's rushing on,
The sun is beating down,
The trees are swaying,
The wind is blowing.
I sit here,
In the willow's shade.
I sit here,
Wishing I was brave.
Hidden by darkness,
Hidden by the willow's shade.
Hiding from a future,
Hiding from a future so far,
A future so far away.

I lay down,
In the willow's shade.
I lay down,
Wishing I could run.
That I could run to the river deep.
That I could hide,
In the river's sound.
Run from a future,
A future so far away.

I lay sleeping,
In the willow's shade.
I lay weeping,
In the willow's shade.
I lay dreaming,
In the willow's shade.
I wish I could,
Stand with you.
I wish I could,
Be with you.
In a future,
A future so far.
A future,
Where I can sleep.

But I sat down,
In the willow's shade.
But I laid down,
In the willow's shade.
But I laid sleeping,
In the willow's shade.
Now I'm sleeping,
With the fish.
Because the river,
Rushed me away.
The river rushes on.
The sun beats down.
The trees sway.
The wind blows.
And I sleep,
With the fishes here.
Next to you,
Where I loved you most.
In willow's shade.



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on Jan. 22 2014 at 1:49 pm
Anansesem BRONZE, Cave Spring, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Will our life not be a tunnel between two vague clarities? Or will it not be a clarity between two dark triangles?" ~Pablo Neruda

Hi Blue..... It's me, Ana. You might see this and you might not, and this might be the wrong way to try and get a message to you, but I'm sorry for disappearing last October. It's not that I had a lot going on. It's that I had pretty much nothing going on. No poems, no drawings, no fiction....I'm glad to see you've been busier than me (your poem up there is lovely), and I understand if you have moved on. ~Anansesem

on Jun. 9 2013 at 9:45 pm
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

Thank you, SongBird!

SongBird04 said...
on Jun. 9 2013 at 9:42 pm
SongBird04, Littleton, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
You've gotta take the good with the bad, smile when you're sad, love what you got and remember what you had. Always forgive but never forget, learn from your mistakes but never regret. People change and things go wrong but always remember life goes on

Ahh! I love this one! It's very creative and interesting. I love willow trees! I like your poetry style, and I enjoyed reading this one! :) Nice!

on Jun. 9 2013 at 7:04 pm
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

Thanks, Hazel!

HazelGrace said...
on Jun. 9 2013 at 6:25 pm
Hmmmm. I really enjoyed this. It made me think. I like it a lot :) unconventional, but you mad it work very well. Nice job

on May. 26 2013 at 11:03 pm
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

Thank you, Lexus! Two things: first, it makes sense that it sounds almost like a song because I got the inspuration from on of A Fine Frenzy's sonds. Also, this poem will almost be a music video because I submitted it to Jay's Poetry Visualized.

on May. 26 2013 at 10:44 pm
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! So, I have read this poem so many times and now I am curious with myself as to why I have never commented. Anyways, I am commenting now, so I love the title. Willows are so interesting, just the name is very magical and mysterious to me.. or maybe that's just me. Haha! I love the use of repetition, I think it's wonderful. And you always know how to use repetition without using it too much. I love how it rhymes sometimes and others it doesn't. I really appreciated all the descriptions and the way you use different parts of nature in here, it was really wonderful! I really love this poem and think it's one of your best ones, it's almost like a song to me, I could see this as a music video. Bravo!

on May. 20 2013 at 3:03 pm
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

Thank you!

on May. 20 2013 at 10:20 am
ChocolateLove SILVER, Warsaw, Other
5 articles 6 photos 158 comments
I agree with Edison99, the use of repetition in this poem makes it a lot more powerful. Overall the simplicity and beauty of this piece is simply jaw-dropping. I can't wait to read more of your stuff :D. Write on. 

on May. 11 2013 at 2:56 pm
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

Thank you!

1299836 said...
on May. 11 2013 at 1:50 pm
1299836, 1299836, California
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I like how it really paints a picture of a creek with a willow! I also love the repetition and meaning

on May. 4 2013 at 2:15 pm
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

Thank you!

on May. 4 2013 at 11:08 am
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

Beautiful.

on Apr. 30 2013 at 4:07 pm
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

Haha! Thank you!

on Apr. 30 2013 at 3:52 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

Wow! I really love the imagery...though I really wish I could be in a willow's shade right now ^_^ great job!

on Apr. 30 2013 at 3:38 pm
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

Thanks!! Again. :)

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Apr. 30 2013 at 3:11 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

I already commented on this poem, but still its soooo beautiful! :)

on Apr. 27 2013 at 9:26 am
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

Thank you!

dagnytaggart said...
on Apr. 26 2013 at 11:20 pm
That was amazing! I loved the rythym of the poem, it was very melodic, which made it much more beautiful. I love the meaning behind it as well. Great job!

on Apr. 25 2013 at 7:18 am
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

Thank you!! :)