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


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



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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
I understand and am impressed with your work. you speak with passion. the emotions are immense

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Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much for stopping by and leaving and your time also the nice compliment peace
Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Whoops that's reading not leaving
Your words, in poetry and prose, strike such a powerful chord... the rippling of beauty and strength that is slowly slipping away into the autumn of our nation. Thank you for sharing the magic of your metaphors... may we heed the warnings now before the foundations crumble.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Ha ha yes I do my friend using the voice recorder is hilarious at times take care
Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Ha ha yes I did my friend using the voice recorder can hilarious at times take care
Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Ha ha yes I did my friend using the voice recorder can be hilarious at times it says what it wants t.. read more
The tree of liberty is certainly in trouble. You did a great job weaving your political thoughts throughout the piece. And you are right band aids are no answer.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much for coming to read and no answer at all.
Best political rant I've read, you did it with much style that only a clever poet possesses, kudos Chloe!

Yes, RIP Lou, hope the wild side is all he expected and more....

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much for stopping to read - it doesn't read so well but it says what i wanted it to.read more
Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Sounded good to me, my pleasure.....
This was a great political poem so to speak but one that shows the love and caring for the destiny of America and the need to solve its problems and heal its wounds...This has a great message within...Bravo

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much for reading and seeing that this is about getting my country off her knees and bac.. read more
Sami Khalil

4 Years Ago

You are welcome...:)...........
I love this poem!! It speaks a lot and besides its meaning I just love it because...it's awesome!!!!!
I Love Donovan and Starry Starry Night is the BEST SONG!!! Vincent Van Gough didn't and still doesn't get enough credit for all his work!
100/100

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Thank you :) America needs some help~
Donovan is a fine writer and singer, Starry Night touche.. read more
Dear Chloe,

I certainly didn't take this as a racist poem. And there is enough blame to go around for both of the parties. But it is so disappointing that politics alone, and not the country'e welfare, seems to have taken the central seat in Washington. Yes, we have lost so much in recent years as a people and a nation. We are not the country I hoped we could be. Still, as a nation of fickle humans, such behavior is not unknown in the past. We have an ignoble heritage of stealing the country from the American Indians, slavery, followed by years of racial hatred, incarcerating the Japanese during WW II, many of which were US citizens (my father, a German national also spent 2 years in prison camp in South Dakota), and the McCarthy communism horror, to mention just a few. Nonetheless, we are off-track again and need to fix a lot of things. I join with the Red Queen in shedding more that a few tears.

Greatly enjoyed!

Rick

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Rick, thanks so much for such a wonderful review and for sharing some things with me ...i am so sorr.. read more
Rick Puetter

4 Years Ago

This is life, Chloe. It isn't fair and Mankind is certainly not fair with each other. The bickering .. read more
Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

You are right and it is very sad to know this-Why can't we see , why can't we just stop for a minute.. read more
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

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