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Uncrowned Rulers

May 1, 2012
By TTTeeSS GOLD, La Porte, Colorado
TTTeeSS GOLD, La Porte, Colorado
17 articles 6 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is no such thing as nothing, yet there is such thing as nothing, simply because there is nothing such as nothing.

The trees bow to an unseen master,
Apologizing for an uncommitted crime
Their apologies only seem to make him angry,
For he only roars louder

They groan and creak and whisper,
Uncertain of their future
In return he forces them still lower,
Trying to break that which doesn’t bend

They fight harder now,
Straining to stand up
He pushes and shoves,
Wasting his efforts

Blown out,
He retreats
He whispers and murmurs,
Plotting until the next time

The trees now freed,
Stand tall and straight
They are rulers of a kingdom,
Rulers still threatened

The author's comments:
The winds were really bad one day, and the trees were literally touching the ground. I thought it seemed strange for something so powerful to have to 'bow.' So I wrote this.

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