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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


A to Z 2013 : OLIVE BRANCH

(An A to Z 2013 Challenge Entry)

Olive Branch

From the past you come forth with the offerings of peace.
Let bygones be bygones, we can be friends at the least.
Did I think it was impossible after all of the years
Through the hardships, fears, and waterfall tears.
It may be hard knowing that I’m still so far
But let’s not forget why we are where we are
Choices were made, consequences will be met
Giving things time would be your best bet

There’s no need for rhymes for our story is no fairytale
Nor a children’s book or love song
But the love is still there as it will always be
The place in our hearts where the others still beats
Regardless of time and the pain interlacing
Connections remain true, forever both a curse and a blessing

At this time we both know boundaries have been broken
While respect should be met at the cost of one’s good intentions
Self love is the key to everyone’s salvation
Seclusion a trick of our mind’s disillusion
Train always your heart, body, and soul
In the end you’ll be free and once again find yourself whole


  1. Heartfelt well said. Holding on to hope. One step at a time the voyage begins.

  2. That was really great. And...I'm a girl, and I'm nosy, so I hope someday you tell the story behind that poem :)

  3. That was a beautiful poem. Love the imagery of the olive branch and the line about there's no need for rhymes, for our love is no fairytale. Well done!!

  4. Good for you, breaking out some poetry! "Seclusion a trick of our mind's disillusion" was my favorite line.
    I'm with Kianwi. Would love to hear the story behind the poem.

  5. very moving! and you know it rhymed that is always a plus in my books.

  6. Love your straigth forward approach...good job on A-Z Challenge

  7. Thanks everyone! Really appreciate it. As I've said, I try to stay away from poetry :) Not sure about "story time" though haha

  8. Moving. This is a very personal and heartfelt story you shared. Thanks for this!


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