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 7 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Chloe..Across the Universe

7 Years Ago

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


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 6 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 6 Years Ago


Posted 6 Years Ago

Wow, I really liked this. Very nice poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago

I like it. It's punchy. Never described anything as punchy before. Made me smile, but it also has a melancholy wit about it. The well-known characters pulled at my heart and the metaphor is strong throughout.

A few minor details:
Be consistent. band aide vs. Band-Aid
Two of your commas are askew and there is an extra space between rode and away in the first line of the penultimate stanza.

Well penned.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Missed this for a while,great to read you again...enjoyed your game of poetry...


Posted 6 Years Ago

This is an amazing piece of work, I like how you blend the fairy tale style with the macabre and the rhyme scheme doesn't detract from the overall message. I may be reaching here but the Black Knight and Red Queen are smart examples of what America does to our ethnic population, am I reaching too far here?

Posted 6 Years Ago

Beautiful, empowering poem. I really like it. :D
All kinds of good metaphors going on all over the place in this.

Posted 6 Years Ago

It's so good to read your poetry again

Posted 6 Years Ago

I love the message in this poem. Politics is ruining this great country. Our fore fathers are rolling in their graves at the mockery these politicians are creating. I like the unique way you wrote this poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Added on October 29, 2013
Last Updated on October 29, 2013


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

Smalltown, USA, AR

Sometimes i feel like an alien in a strange land..can you relate? I love people and friends are just that to me , friends-if you request me as a friend it would be nice if you read something I have .. more..


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