Strange Angels

By TropicalSnowstorm

Strange Angels beckon with deception
and they don't mean me any harm,
but they don't mean me any good either.

They speak of a tree where hearts grow
from the branches, pulsing and red, but
none of them have ever seen harvest time.

I think perhaps it is a place where those
that wander with an empty cavity in their
chest can finally gain the means to cry.

The trouble with the tearless, however, is they typically do
not have the impetus to seek out such things and I'm sure
most end up on the ground, dark and rotting, full of worms.

They imagine the feeling of finally satiating their
hunger, as the salt slides down parched throats and
the void begins to fill after all the years of wondering.

I'm pretty sure this year they'll just end up rotting
on the ground again, though, I can't possibly be
the first one to have pointed this out to them.

-- 8/22/03

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Copyright 2003 TropicalSnowstorm
Published on Saturday, August 23, 2003.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: Haunting piece.

  • blue On Wednesday, October 1, 2008, blue (1465)By person wrote:

    this falls into my "..something I just shouldn't have read today" file.. thank you, well.. kinda. well versed.

  • NikesRain On Saturday, January 12, 2008, NikesRain (1337)By person wrote:

    perfectly painted and voiced.... such an easy piece to move through but it grabs hold of thought and emotion and piques reflections....

  • Sin On Friday, February 16, 2007, Sin (1185)By person wrote:

    i too loved the message and images of this piece..i saw those hearts falling to lay bruised upon the ground ..great write ~kristy

  • zanewill On Tuesday, January 30, 2007, zanewill (84)By person wrote:

    excellent poem >>> simple/profound imagery>>>

  • purr_verse On Monday, December 27, 2004, purr_verse (1037)By person wrote:

    outstanding; the concluding stanza is simply marvellousness. an extremely well written piece indeed. i agree with anth: "hard realisations softly told" is exactly what i got from this too.

  • Anth On Wednesday, May 12, 2004, Anth (1142)By person wrote:

    i love the style here, as if hard realisations softly told, a kind of relaxed relentlessness, and the metaphors are stunning, especially in the second verse

  • knightmirror On Thursday, February 12, 2004, knightmirror (438)By person wrote:

    very satisfying read.thanks for sharing,i thouroughly enjoyed.this hooked me from the start and threw me for a loop.impressive.

  • CharlottesWeb On Sunday, January 4, 2004, CharlottesWeb (521)By person wrote:

    Sincere honesty in this one, that is to me a bit scary just because of the relentlessness of it. I came here looking for something to chew on and got it. Lovely work. ~JMDW~

  • A former member wrote: What would be worse than discovering one with a heart from the ground is one day realizing yours was found next to theirs. Great piece. ~Urban Shipwreck~

  • KittyStryker On Thursday, September 4, 2003, KittyStryker (736)By person wrote:

    you're right... most of them do end up rotting, forgotten on the ground... it's even worse when you pluck one down, and it looks ripe and ready, when inside, the worms have already gotten to it. brilliant write.

  • GreekPhilosopher On Wednesday, August 27, 2003, GreekPhilosopher (156)By person wrote:

    Wow... Something About It... A Kind Of Round About Honesty To It That I Can't Quite Explain. Seems That This Is The Way Things Go. Great. GPhD.

  • worm On Sunday, August 24, 2003, worm (1524)By person wrote:

    ahhh. Mr. McKennon. to once again traipse through your thoughts is indeed a delightful trip! I shall enjoy catching up with all my old friends. you are 1 of the few whose talent I chase... worm

  • Six-Out On Saturday, August 23, 2003, Six-Out (1479)By person wrote:

    Tropic, this is why I like reading your stuff, because I know that when I'm done, I will not be disappointed. Great job.

  • A Velvet Tongue On Saturday, August 23, 2003, A Velvet Tongue (450)By person wrote:

    of course your not the first to tell them midear, for after the first told them of the cold, heartless, selfishness they breed, they inserted earplugs..great write..Im off to read more...~Vel~

  • A former member wrote: Wow... this was incredible. It will leave a lasting image in my mind, thats for sure. Great write, thanks for sharing. ^aura^

  • Blinded_Tiger On Saturday, August 23, 2003, Blinded_Tiger (534)By person wrote:

    Breathtaking. The combination of wondering, intelligent writing and a topic born in vivid pictures through metaphor. I simply love it. Tiger

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