Rotting  Apples

Rotting Apples

A Poem by Chloe..Across the Universe

The  apple tree is rotten
said the Red Queen to the
Black Knight

Oh no, it is only bleeding
so said the Black Knight
a band-aid will set it right

Said the Red Queen,
It is rotten and shall no
longer bear fruit

A band-aid is of no use
all the court jesters, magicians
cannot come together, there is no solution

And you Black Knight, you too have caused
much of the rot
you and your sorry lot

The jesters and magicians have no cure
this once majestic tree shall be
barren forever more , piped in the Raven

This tree did in her Spring  bring forth life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness
for you, for me

The band-aid is no solution!
this once majestic tree is fallen
she is fallen -

Falling she is upon so many
loyal , faithful and true
subjects in colors of red, white and blue

And Johnny Appleseed is no more
the blood is seeping through the band-aid
no fruit does she bear

Said the Black Knight as he rode  away
on his apocalyptic colored horse
Nay, nay, nay this band aide will steel her course

The Red Queen wept

© 2013 Chloe..Across the Universe

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Author's Note

Chloe..Across the Universe
This is somewhat late but there is always tomorrow .. I for one (of many)
am sick of being a pawn and a statistic is this political trash!
Please do not take this as racist as it is not even though it has the colors red, black and white and blue ...America the beautiful , from sea to shining sea is bleeding ....
Time for a peaceful revolution or do we stand and wait for another shut down possibly in December, not pay the vets or military older citizens and disabled? Close the Statue of Liberty, snuff her light ! Such q sad sack of goofies!
Sorry for the writing of this have not written in a year...!
And rest in peace Lou Reed.

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What a great metaphor you used for a political rant. Very clever. All the characters you threw in made the poem even better. Lou Reed is walking on the wild side now....and Marcia Wallace is still sitting behind the reception desk in Dr. Hartley's office. They left us too soon. Very enjoyable read, Chloe. Lydi**

Posted 4 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

thanks Lydi, just heard the conversation in my head , and shutting down the government , pitiful and.. read more


tomorrow is always a new day of beginnings thanks for sharing.

Posted 3 Months Ago

I like the symbolism... haven't read anything about America till now. :)

Posted 9 Months Ago

This was really good I enjoyed it

Posted 11 Months Ago

incredible, and fun to read. well done

Posted 1 Year Ago

Hello Chloe,

I just love your poem! It was well written and had a very interesting story line with a perfect twist at the end. I have absolutely nothing I could possibly say to help you improve your work. Very nice job with Rotting Apples!

Thanks for sharing!

Kind regards,


Posted 1 Year Ago

I like the possibilities
I think of the new testament parables about the fig tree--and the grower saving it, by promising to fertilize it
so, this is intriguing
also, think white tape instead of band aid, because of trademark
apple trees are often grafted with tape
very good

Posted 1 Year Ago

Nice work!!! Pen on!:D :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

I loved it, great job. keep writing

Posted 2 Years Ago

I gothic mash-up of Humpty Dumpty and Alice in Wonderland. I also get the feeling there is a little hint of political commentary in the background.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Wow this is a very powerful piece. You speak of someone losing what they care about the most. There is nothing in the world that can tell you how you feel, but this poem speaks to me like you have lost something very close to you.

Posted 2 Years Ago

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Chloe..Across the Universe
Chloe..Across the Universe

Smalltown, USA, AR

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