Mandatory Migration

By TropicalSnowstorm

We move in and out of each
others lives like the seasons.

Something always seems to stir
and my emotions fly back home
from where they've journeyed
in search of warmth and safety.

For a time skin bronzes and sweet
smells hang on the air, but the light
always begins to fade until I know
trees will no longer hold their leaves.

Before the snow falls I wander
away in search of something
more, unable to bear the ghosts
of blossoms littering the ground.

Even as my heart opens its wings to
perch elsewhere I know the winds will
soon bring smells of honey and cleansing
rain, and my role in the cycle is compulsory.

-- 4/21/03

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Copyright 2003 TropicalSnowstorm
Published on Monday, April 21, 2003.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: LMAO!!!!

  • A former member wrote: I love all your work (though probley not as much as vampira whom i think is quite in love with you) keep on writing

  • CharlottesWeb On Monday, May 26, 2003, CharlottesWeb (521)By person wrote:

    This felt very nice. Kinda like snow melting into a warm clean and clear puddle. And guaranteed which was comforting. I enjoyed itthank you for sharing this with us:). ~DW~

  • A former member wrote: your an Awesome poet! consider me a fan

  • Jonas On Thursday, April 24, 2003, Jonas (768)By person wrote:

    i agree w/ liquid as far as 'compulsory' goes. otherwise: life is about the journey isn't it... i wonder at how i forget this, always looking for a place to go, to call home.

  • liquid_emotion On Thursday, April 24, 2003, liquid_emotion (356)By person wrote:

    funny... compulsory not only didn't throw me off, but I feel ended it with a certain perfect abruptness, that contradicts and finishes your cycling theme. I loved this one, because i really felt it, related to it, and needed it.

  • DoctorAsh On Monday, April 21, 2003, DoctorAsh (389)By person wrote:

    how touching

  • A former member wrote: i smelled the woods in autumn... moved me...

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