“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” – Roy T. Bennet

In The Field Laid Bare

They say the field’s laid bare

And the weary winter shows its face

And you live within the midst of it

And every creature knows its place

The blood on the ground is cold

You know what happened long ago

The wind is frozen in the air

In the field laid bare

The fence was broken in a war

The trees were twisted in a storm

The earth is dry and buries bone

Beneath the weeds and the stone

And some have wandered all alone

Searching for a sort of warmth

But the wind is frozen in the air

In the field laid bare

They say the mountain trembled first

And caused the seasons to be cursed

And gave the passing souls their thirst

And trampled everything that stirred

You stay to see the sun set there

The night becoming darker still

The wind is frozen in the air

In the field laid bare

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Comments on: "In The Field Laid Bare" (1)

  1. B Wolfman said:

    There is stark realism in this poem…somehow it feels very personal to me right now…love you

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