A Poem by Jeff Bresee

Slow death transcends the rush of tide

Still breath beneath a smoke filled sky

Pale ghosts arising from the past

Stand row by row from first to last

Like silhouettes of lifeless trees

In setting sun, no foot shall flee

But sink they into desert sand

While hate consumes the life of man 


…Jeff Bresee

© 2010 Jeff Bresee

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I love it. It is beautiful- I think...and I am an unsure philosopher, but I do think- that this is how a poem should be: a moment of beauty in the mind's eye of the reader. Some people like to make a statement with poetry that makes you struggle against it's tide of ill-fitting lines and call it modernist. I think art can be thought-provoking without being ugly. Yours is. It sits in the mouth perfectly and bears reading again and again. Well done, really.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Ok. Seriously. My favorite! This made my heart sort of hurt! The words simple, yet hold such grave and unrelenting truth. My favorite thus far man! Great, GREAT, Great write!

Janice Ann

Posted 7 Years Ago

I envision glancing across the markers of the fallen soldiers in Arlington Cemetary. Very dark. Well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago

A great array of words conjuring images into your head, good work

Posted 7 Years Ago

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You create a world of shadows that shift and sing around us here. This is an emotionally gripping, vivid piece that comes alive within the darkened frame!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Great flow you have here it reads very smooth and I love the dream like atomsphere, great write!

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is powerful. It just flows from line to line so easily due to the choice of end lines. Nice write, enjoyed it very much.

Posted 7 Years Ago

WOW,I am speachless!!! This brings bitter sweet tears to my eye's...Very touching,very good-

Posted 7 Years Ago

well written poem and a apt choice of words.

Posted 7 Years Ago

How nice to see disciplined writing.Metered poetry. Subject material intriguing open to to so many interpretations it sends my mind off at tangents.
Your last line is too often true

Posted 7 Years Ago

A rather mysterious composition, seems apocalyptic. The imagery is particularly good. it is a view of a dark world through warped uneven glass.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on January 22, 2010
Last Updated on January 22, 2010


Jeff Bresee
Jeff Bresee

Dallas, TX

I love to write poetry and then turn it into songs. I am a singer/songwriter for Weathered Pages, a Fort Worth, Texas based band. Check us out at And I hope you enjoy .. more..


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