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

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

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4 Years Ago

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


The personification to portray the symbolismof politics today is very effective. It leaves a very vivid image in my mind. Makes you think about what's really happening in the world right now.

Posted 2 Years Ago

What a fine piece of poetry! I love it!

Posted 2 Years Ago

I love the symbolism...I had an inkling it had something to do with politics from the start, but it could be interpreted many different ways.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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its pretty good! it is sure very descriptive!

Posted 3 Years Ago

PS. Johnny Appleseed is a great name for a rockstar

Posted 3 Years Ago

This is Awesome Awesome is say to thee. Very good story telling reads like a si fi novelty right from me best Amazon book story So many good stories to read. I really like you works here will comment on more soon. I can tell I'm reading a good writer indeed for sure. Best wishes for success this is a wonderful piece.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Omg is the lat prt of the poem written in invisible ink or sumting bc u didn put a full stop so i like am really confused, and I have a disease which makes ma breeeeeein trigger and alarm in my foot when i get confused, and my foot starts growing a mouth and finishing all the rotten apples in my house, so like youre really mean bc now i dont hav any apples omg omg omg omg omg but nice poem so like 99 hahahahahaohdhdks;fdijfpjsof

Posted 3 Years Ago

Rest assured oh poetess you are not alone, This is yet the country I chose and fought for, though the mask is bright and shining on the hill.

Posted 3 Years Ago

This is an well crafted piece, Chloe! I've ranted more than once on the subject myself, though never so cleverly nor as politely... Thanks for sharing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Added on October 29, 2013
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Chloe..Across the Universe
Chloe..Across the Universe

Smalltown, USA, AR

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