TeenLit Community Forums  

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   TeenLit Community Forums > Writing > Poetry For Review
User Name
Register FAQ Guidelines Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-31-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
Senior Member
Isis's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 317
Send a message via AIM to Isis
Default setting up camp

setting up camp

We invaded. We sent not armies,
felt no avalanche of headlines, no official sagging sheafs.
Instead we picked up our homes, looked underneath
couch cushions, porches, the car that died in the garage;
packed what we could with trepidation
and lots of tape.
Sister wore four layers to make room for books
despite the heat, and we lashed on the bells and
letters of a past life, soup pots banging against keys
in hope to return, someday, from war.
The summer swelled and broke before us,
making way, and in its ebb we molted possesions
like the leaves onto a crackeling ground.
Winter. We dug in our heels, waited,
lost most of our keys, remembered
how well we boarded up.
---------------------------- Now what
can they do against our rising tide?
They must watch as immensity arranges itself
among homeland stone walls, becoming woods,
to stretch clawlike, stickly, foreign;
tap gently each autumn against the comfortable.
They must choose:
invade elsewhere, get lost in snow and space,
or come under our wretched, familiar arches.
Please click above and help me make a living! Come chat about music at InTune. You want to. You know you do.

Isis is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2006, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.