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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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



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I don't bother with politics a whole lot cuz they're all the same to me, but you've worked the metaphor to perfection. This one very much reads like a parable of sorts...there are so many places a reader can take this piece. A powerful and visionary work as always Chloe.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Chloe..Across the Universe

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much I agree with you about the politics and the politicians I just had to write this a.. read more
kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

I agree wholeheartedly. Always a pleasure Chloe.
Ireland is the same... band aids, but only the poor bleed

Posted 3 Years Ago


Chloe..Across the Universe

3 Years Ago

Hello Thomas so very good to see you
Thank you for stopping by reading
I agree only the .. read more
Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

3 Years Ago

Alas... have a good christmas... Ive more poems up lately on http://www.writingsinrhyme.com is youd .. read more
I thought it a splendid piece... wonderful metaphor for a broken and confused system... Be it ours or some other. Well done!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Chloe..Across the Universe

3 Years Ago

Hello thank you so much i'm glad you enjoyed it will come see you later thanksgiving
Chloe..Across the Universe

3 Years Ago

Or thanks lol
Oh Chloe, your pen worked magic here. Very cleverly expressed. It is a band-aid solution and it never holds. These politicians seem to go for that simple fix and then close their eyes. I don't think anyone knows how or is truly willing to work together to fix it and that is the scary part. It is a game of win or lose among themselves and that leaves us caught in the cross-fire.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Sue Sue so happy to see you also glad you enjoyed this and you many valid points sad to say thank yo.. read more
It reminds me and felt a bit like Alice in Wonderland… great fairy tale.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much I so appreciate you reading thank you
Sometimes, political poetry or satire can be the most powerful medium we have to express our feelings. Well done. Trace

Posted 4 Years Ago


Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Thank you as American as apple pie that is where this came from and of course my disillusionment wi.. read more
yes, lou reed...so sad.

really like this poem...love the politicalness of it...

the solutions aren't working and the core of America is rotting away...there will be no fruit in spring, the tree is dying...America has the disease...sort of like a parallel to Dutch Elm...and it has spread rampant.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Jacob thank you for reading I see you agree with me it makes me sad very sad thank you again
I love this politically changed piece and I agree with the cryptic imagery you have left the audience with from the height of your fed up deforested trees deforested making paper for hearts in such circulatory believes...excellent piece

Posted 4 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much I'm glad you enjoyed this I love my country but things are not well here again t.. read more
I have just been listening to Living With War by Neil Young and I am struck by the similarity in both your poem and the album lyrics. Both love the country, both are frustrated by the lack of empathy provided by many of the countries top people. I like the reference to band-aid or perhaps Band-Aid, the attempt to get musicians together to raise money that ultimately changes nothing. Continuing on the musical theme, the tree that falls reminds me of the tornado that swept away the New Orleans sound and people and now the very slow rebuild of the area. And that tree also brings to mind the picture of you standing next to one in that red dress (the Red Queen?) as though behind you was the strength of America, then it fell and now you feel as if you stand alone. But you are strong and fearless and will rebuild the world around you. Or was it a black dress???? Ooops!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gary H

4 Years Ago

Just checked, was a black dress and not even sure if that was you! But, hey, lets pretend!
Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Hello Gary it's so good to see you thank you very much for stopping by writing this for the nice co.. read more
Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Bye that's funny anyway that's not what I said exactly I don't like keypad on this phone my dog chew.. read more

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