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Uprising

July 16, 2013
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
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


Leaves slip off these trees
Like the tears upon
Your shining cheeks;
We tread upon their cape
As an act of sheer rebellion.
These trees droop with the sorrow
Of hibernation,
But we shudder our foliage
As an act
Of sheer revolution.

Sharpen your branches
For the battle
Of winter;
Broaden your trunks
For the war
Of nature.
We fight for freedom,
For crimson red;
Poison the fear
Coursing through your head.

The bears here roar
Their very last
And sleep to remember
The Forest’s past.

Winter is coming;
Be prepared.
Another battle,
Another shared.


The author's comments:
I guess this came to me when I was writing my sci-fi story. This poem can be interpreted in many ways, depending on experience. Maybe someone is uprising against an illness, family situation, government, or internal complication.
Take your pick.

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Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Sep. 7 2013 at 11:14 am
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

Haha thank you :P

on Sep. 6 2013 at 11:32 pm
The-Noir-Poet GOLD, Sandy, Utah
18 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is part of wisdom never to revisit to a wilderness... To return not only spoils a trip, but also tarnishes a memory." Aldo Leopold

Wonderful. The trees going off to war, the bears and all of us going to defend ourselves. I want to go change a life now. Ever dark and yours, The-Noir-Poet.

on Aug. 16 2013 at 3:16 pm
SSSplatters PLATINUM, Plainview, Minnesota
25 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What does not kill you makes you stronger!" or
"Your only limits are the ones you set on yourself" Love doesn't bring happiness, happiness can just happens to be found easier where there is love-- Sam

I really love the idea that the livivng fight the oncoming season for as many people know sometimes you never want a point in time to end.

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Aug. 5 2013 at 6:46 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

Thank you! Im glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I tried to make the meaning flexibke for other readers. :)

on Aug. 5 2013 at 3:36 pm
PirateCountry DIAMOND, Muncie, Indiana
91 articles 18 photos 330 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

Very cool, Hanna! I loved the way this poem sounds kind of like a call-to-arms. As you said, this could be interpreted in different ways. But I believe this can apply to anything :)

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Jul. 26 2013 at 10:53 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

Enderman: It means the world to me that you love my writing so much and that it inspired you to think about yourself. You made my day! :D Luna: Your wonderful feedback is present again; thank you sooo much for taking the time to review my work! And, as mentioned previously, you are also an excellent writer in need of recognition. Dont stop Luna or Enderman and thanks again :)

on Jul. 26 2013 at 4:02 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 436 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

Hanna, once again you'd show'd me you are going to go so far in life with your writing. Your article not only made me want to re-read for hours, it sent chills down my spine. You really do have a rare and beutiful gift and I hope that you never stop writing because like i said before your going to go far. I really liked your flow and your word choice. I liked your use of the words rebellion and revelution and how its with nature and the trunks. Overall, 5/5 stars for an amazing peice of work. Way to go hanna :D

Enderman GOLD said...
on Jul. 26 2013 at 3:04 pm
Enderman GOLD, No, Texas
18 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There is no monster greater than a lack of compassion."


-Master Splinter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Hanna, I don't know what else to say but "Wow!"  You are an excellent writer!  You have a very rare talent to portray things in such a way that you can make people rethink their whole lives!!  I REALLY love your work and I hope that you continue writing and posting your pieces so that I can read them!!