Saturday, 22 January 2011

Ruffled Feathers

Leaves falling from midnight trees
Like lovers taking their lives
Silently, without a soul watching
Left decaying of the cold, wet ground

Trees then standing naked and exposed
Against the cruel touch of the elements
Victims to the exposure of their modesty
Unable to defend what nature sees

Flowers that give up to the coming Winter
To shrivel and die without a thought
As frost comes after them like a demented slayer
Stripping them of the beauty they once held

Birds come in search for scraps of food
On a frozen ground that refuses to yield
Hungry for the smallest morsel laying there
Icy breeze flows through ruffled feathers

copyright Chris Smith 2011


  1. vivid imagery, love seeing birds fly...

  2. Greetings, Happy Monday! Blessings…

    Friendship Awards, Enjoy!
    Your poetry is unbeatable, share it at our week 19 potluck today..
    Thanks for the support, You Rock!

  3. wonderful poetry