The Bridge

The Bridge

~*~*~

The bridge stood, undaunted by the wind,
Tethered by ropes, withered by the rain,
Forgotten in the heart of the forest,
Waiting for the end to visit it again.

Civilizations came up, to be razed to the ground,
Weathered destroyed, fire pillaged, thus harmed,
With ash to dust, and tears unbound,
Forsaken by the very pillars that made them.

Human form became a mere whisper,
Muffled under a thousand layers of dust,
Grown over by the sound of a whimper,
Rustling leaves mingled with the song of dear rust.

The footprints were hidden under ruins,
Soon decayed and faded into the earth,
Only for tree roots and dry leaves to be cleared again,
For the coming of a new king and hope’s dearth.

The bridge stood, undaunted by the wind,
Tethered by ropes, withered by the rain,
Discovered in the heart of the forest,
The end was here, the end of its pain.

~*~*~

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36 thoughts on “The Bridge”

  1. I loved this part besides how it ended

    Human form became a mere whisper,
    Muffled under a thousand layers of dust,
    Grown over by the sound of a whimper,
    Rustling leaves mingled with the song of dear rust.

    Very powerfully composed. Bridge.. hmmm! There’s always one that survives only no one wants to walk over or notice!

    Many hugs xox

  2. the imagery is and the emotion delivered is absolutely amazing! i love this one! the last verse sure pulled it off excellently !

    “The bridge stood, undaunted by the wind,
    Tethered by ropes, withered by the rain,
    Discovered in the heart of the forest,
    The end was here, the end of its pain.”

  3. I love bridges, dp, the way they adjoin one side to another, enabling us to continue on our way almost like a blessing. This was a marvellous read, being there as time and nature wreaked it’s havoc on the man built structure. xPenx

  4. If only we had had the forsight to build only things that would wither and decay gracefully in our absence.

    I love this image. It is a dream of my heart; that in our absence nature reclaim what has been lost.

  5. ei dude, thanks for liking my latest tanka which is “famine”. since you liked that i think you might wanna check “Pestilence“. hehe and btw, can i add your blog to my blogroll?

    1. pestilence is my latest in dark poetry. =) I added you on my blog roll and sent a request on facebook to your account. =)

  6. Hello,
    Appreciate your participation at poets rally,
    Please return favor to poets who are here yet you did not reach them initially,
    Bless your day.
    Have fun!

    LET US KNOW VIA COMMENTING AFTER YOU ARE DONE.
    🙂

  7. This poem quite took my breath away! Well done!

    I am always amazed, as I read through the poems entered each week at the stunning variety of subject, style, meaning. . .poetry is truly a unique art, and this poem is artful indeed.

  8. Well, like everything else, pain too has an end… good for the bridge, I say…

    Your words carved out the story of many a sad life, Sonam…
    Very beautifully conveyed… moving while at the same time oh so gentle…

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