Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Pendulum

The tree, a vessel-
a way to escape
through the forest
of life, and you
rode it with fervor
like a valiant knight
on horseback, whipping
through the blurry leaves
as branches scratched
your face, but you
never looked back.

©laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: Poetic Asides, Day 10 Tree/ Forest

NaPoWriMo, Day 10

8 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Poignant, with powerful closing line. Great write, Laurie.

Brian Miller said...

nice...trees were our fortresses growing up...we pretty much lived in the forest out back before it was culled by the commercial endeavors....the never looking back is a bit sad...

Dick Jones said...

Short and sharp. Lots happening within (and beyond) the brief space.

nan said...

fantastic. scratches and all, and not looking back. Great write!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

This be perfect. Just *know* that I love it.

Mary said...

Love the philosophy AND the ending! You are really writing up a storm today, Laurie.

beccagivens said...

Can't decide if "never looked back" denotes bravery or sadness ... either way ... marvelous write. Thank you for sharing your gift of words for us to enjoy! :)

Margaret said...

Oh, this speaks to me of experiencing life and not looking back at the mistakes, the grievances... just continuing to live, enjoy, pursue what life has ahead...