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a poem

By Matthew FrommPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
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Listen

Listen

Do you hear the forest sing?

Of course not

It's choking

stifled

By exhaust

as pinning pines burn

Listen

Listen

The birds chime bellows

ushering not morning

But a slow lamentful drowning

No thrashing, No screams

Only sinking,

slowly, into the deep

Who?

Who?

Do you hear the owl’s question?

Of course not

Would he keep asking

If an answer came forth?

His wisdom to be ignored

Forevermore

Listen

Listen

The beats become rests

Can you hear the silence?

The wailing?

Or the whimpers

Of the crows?

Soon to be

Nevermore

Nevermore

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Matthew Fromm

Full-time nerd, history enthusiast, and proprietor of random knowledge. The best way to find your perfect story is to make it yourself.

Here there be dragons, and knights, and castles, and quests for entities not wished to be found.

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  • Joe O’Connor3 months ago

    Love the flow of this, the wordplay with nature, and the message about how destructive we have been. Awesome stuff!

  • Ace Melee4 months ago

    Beautiful writing.

  • Mariann Carroll4 months ago

    I love the message in this beautiful poem

  • Poppy 4 months ago

    So saddening but lovely writing

  • This was so tragic and poignant. There's just so much of cruelty in this world 🥺

  • Lamar Wiggins4 months ago

    Way to turn up the volume so we ALL can hear the words of this sad picture of reality your poem paints. Great work. Definitely Top Story worthy!

  • Mother Combs4 months ago

    such a great poem very powerful

  • Mohammed Darasi4 months ago

    Powerful poem Matthew, and an unfortunate reality

  • Hannah Moore4 months ago

    Oh. I mean, a bit unexpected, but I have some pricking tears here. I think it was when the bears became rests... Which was fantastic but so affecting.

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