Life in The Ruins, a poem by Michael Zeller at
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Life in The Ruins

Life in The Ruins

written by: Michael Zeller



In crumbling city verdant sprout takes root
Leaf pushing past the rubble in the street
Down avenues of kings, doe and stag meet
Calm, bending down to nip at tender shoot
King of the forest walks the wasted route
Where fire rose and purged the land complete
Emotions rash took flight and found defeat
Now wilderness holds all in disrepute

A heart once fractured can rebloom again
Discarding broken tools and fractured strife
New way can rise in unexpected place
Through grief’s travail new hope erupts and then
Breaks up the patterns of unhealthy life
Unwinding shame and guilt in healing grace

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