Startling the reverie among newly

green trees,

dystopian voices undulate over 

autumn strewn paths,

piercing through well tended worlds

regardless of  collected dreams.

These are our brothers and sisters

thrown to the wolves of winter,

spring but a distant memory

as out of reach as remembering mother’s

gentle touch,

leaving us nameless and summer yearning

for a better world.

Lush cherry blossom trees captured near The Chapel at the edge of Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.).


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I'm currently blogging from the beautiful West Coast city of Vancouver, British Columbia - a vibrant city by the sea, surrounded by mountains and a very unique urban forest.
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26 Responses to Fractured

    • Our province (British Columbia) is under duress at the moment…there is a threat against our beautiful coastline in the form of a twin pipeline that our federal government wants to see built, we have a multitude of homeless people on our streets and living in our forest and rising rents…this poem came about on a walk through our park! Thank you for leaving such lovely words…

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  1. Shirley says:

    Weather, seasons, my back, all fractured. Definitely Autumn flavours, chill in the air, almost smell snow, grey being the colour of the month. Summer will come, and with it, new life, in trees, animals, Canuck becoming a Father Crow, and all of this will dissipate in the rays of the sun. Love this blog, enjoyed the Riverdance concert.
    Love Mutie

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    • Riverdance was absolutely beautiful and haunting, a reminder of how precious our planet is, asking us to celebrate the seasons that come and go and the people who wander our world…there is a sense in our late spring, Mom, that the wolves of winter are nipping at our heels!

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  2. I read in your comment the source of the poem. Greed and short-sightedness are the diseases of our times. Don’t they realize that we can’t survive without nature? Don’t they realize that every life is worthy of dignity? I share your pain, Kim. Your poem captures your sadness beautifully. ❤

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  3. Quirky Girl says:

    Cherry blossom trees are so beautiful. I’d love to see them in bloom, up close in person. Hopefully some day!

    Keep the faith that nature will triumph the greed of man. 🙂

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    • They scent the air rain or shine…we are overly blessed with cherry blossom trees at this time of year…thank you for stopping by and leaving your heartfelt wishes…your support is truly appreciated!


  4. What a hauntingly beautiful poem Kim. I hope your coastline is preserved for future generations.

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  5. markmkane says:

    Kimberlee, I love your choice of words. It truly conveys raw and pure emotions that helps the reader to understand how you feel. Beautifully done.

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  6. That was a powerful piece, Kim, and I read the reason behind your stringing this piece. It is sad that sometimes man becomes a lesser human, greed overtaking him and sometimes swallowing him whole. We can only hope that rationality prevails.

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  7. Thank you for providing context for your deeply soulful offering…it adds to the grip of your gorgeous and social-justice communications….such beauty coming from lament…tenacity and hope over-shadowing the power of greed and short-sightedness…you are ever-proof that we can choose to stand up for what’s right…I am sorry that the price you pay is disillusionment as you see your beloved community eroded by the powerful. Your giftedness is a balm…soul soothing and uplifting, you bring a beauty that no one can appropriate…that is a magic that helps to sustain the best in the world….you are such a blessing, my friend 🙂

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  8. Kim, thank you the beautiful and timely poem for our times. I feel the pendulum has not thus far turned in our favor for the love of nature, life as we know it, and for the future, but I have faith still, that it will.

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