The guardians of stone

November 13, 2015
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The tall oaks, so large and mighty
The oldest things that live on this mountain
Trees that have stood for centuries
 watching the quarrels of men, far bellow
Watching bloody battles
That happen under their boughs.
The trees, The guardians of stone

They watch river flow
Clear like glass but cold like snow
They know each stone on their mountain
Never to get confused for they know
Every fleck of earth, every leaf on a tree
To every high flying bird
to even the lowly flea
To the mighty bears
Even the harmless mice
Every tree knows everything
Because the trees, The guardians of stone.

The trees strong and tall never to fall
Only to grow stronger
The river running over there roots
The rain falling onto the leafs
These trees that have stood for centuries
Will stand a thousand more
These trees are the guardians of stone
The guardians of the mountain
The guardians of the earth






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wizad said...
Dec. 7, 2015 at 11:03 am
why is it not showing up
 
Luka_Megurine_SuccubusThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 8, 2015 at 8:32 am
*their. Quarrels of men and bloody battles are relative, no? So I think you should work on those two lines. Great piece though! :3
 
wizad said...
Nov. 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm
plz like it and love it if you do!!
 
wizad said...
Nov. 23, 2015 at 12:02 pm
i made it longer like everyone said and i made the new stanzas more figuritive i think its pending aproval so it will be a little bit i will post when its done
 
wizad said...
Nov. 23, 2015 at 8:38 am
thx i like it when people post comments
 
BabySnickers15 said...
Nov. 22, 2015 at 2:42 pm
I like it the picture fits perfectly.
 
wizad replied...
Jan. 6, 2016 at 7:46 am
i have added more to the poem you commented on please view
 
Whiskers7151 said...
Nov. 20, 2015 at 12:38 pm
This is really detailed. I like the image. maybe make it a little bit longer, and put in some more details about the other surroundings. it is by water? what is the stone?
 
wizad replied...
Nov. 23, 2015 at 8:39 am
the stone is the mountain
 
wizad replied...
Nov. 23, 2015 at 12:03 pm
i made it longer and put more details in the surroundings thx for the feed back!
 
wizad replied...
Jan. 6, 2016 at 7:49 am
i have added more to the poem you commented on please view
 
BlueHrT2203This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 20, 2015 at 10:38 am
Your welcome
 
wizad replied...
Dec. 3, 2015 at 7:39 am
you did not post comments why did you say your welcom
 
wizad replied...
Jan. 6, 2016 at 11:07 am
i have added more to the poem you commented on please view
 
wizad said...
Nov. 20, 2015 at 9:50 am
thx for all of the feed back every body!
 
Sonder said...
Nov. 20, 2015 at 7:48 am
It's pretty literal for a poem. Maybe some more metaphor next time? I think trees are a beautiful subject to write about. You're talented, keep up the swell work. ^_^
 
wizad replied...
Jan. 6, 2016 at 11:07 am
i have added more to the poem you commented on please view
 
L.J.Barnes. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 20, 2015 at 7:40 am
I like this a lot. Maybe if it was a tad longer, and a little bit more imagery describing the trees...
 
wizad replied...
Nov. 23, 2015 at 12:04 pm
i made it longer and put more details in the surroundings thx for the feed back!
 
wizad replied...
Jan. 6, 2016 at 11:08 am
i have added more to the poem you commented on please view
 
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