Steadfast

Steadfast

choked, slaughtered,
near decimation,
resolute
nonetheless,
their true worth long neglected,
yet surviving, still

upon close
examination,
obvious
deception
of a natural order
becomes evident

on the move,
a forest of trees
cloaked in stealth
advances
beyond a faint horizon,
marching firmly on

 

This is my response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #17: Shadorma, using her suggested photo.
Shadorma ~ any number of stanzas, six lines each with a syllable progression of 3-5-3-3-7-5

Image credit: © Naturnet, via Wikipedia

 

 

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  1. Pingback: Poetry challenge Tree Shadorma: the entries – Jane Dougherty Writes

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