Wednesday, April 2, 2014

We, Forest--By Russell Sivey--United States

We, Forest

We, forest, I call all of us to come forth
In simpler times I perceived being much more
We were the mighty expanse of common worth
Greater than the ocean waves that come up shore
We, forest call to union the great beckon
On a united front we combine as one
And onlookers would see our stature with awe
Making us greater than the crows deathly caw

Russell Sivey lives in the United States and has been writing poetry for 26 years (after his major car accident that left his arm paralyzed). He has been improving year after year. Russell enjoys reading poetry as well as writing it He finds himself listening to almost any type of music. Russell has been with Poetry Soup for almost 3 years and enjoys the poetry that he reads there from his friends. He is currently attending school for a Creative Writing degree with a specialization in Poetry. Yes, that means he will have a poetry degree. He looks forward to reading everyone's poems here on this site. His muse is the moon.


  1. Thank you Russell for reminding me that all of us are trees in God's forest, that must come together in unity if expected to accomplish great things in his name. I know it is so easy to compare the stature of trees with one another and especialy compare their height to the grass. Look for the positive and not the negative in people and in that way we can more easily come together. Now this may not be what you were trying to portray but this is the message I received as I read it. Thank you for sharing your talent. I loved the read.

  2. Hello, Russell, and welcome to Whispers! This metaphor is perfect and leaves a very positive imprint in one's mind. Unity is a very mighty effort! Sheri

  3. Dear Russell,
    This poem can be taken on two levels. As Charlene said, we (in metaphor) can be the trees that try to accomplish things together in unity. I am also concerned about our dwindling forest land. I wish Columbus had never discovered America. The native people who lived here before us were respectful of Mother Earth. Now I see vacant stores with huge cement parking lots where there once were forests. Welcome to Whispers, my friend. You wrote a beautiful poem! Love, Carolyn

  4. Dear Russell,

    It's wonderful to see you already have some lovely comments on your creative poem. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent here. Let me know if you have any questions.


  5. Dear Russell,

    Welcome to Whispers. I really enjoyed your poem speaking of our forests and how daily they are slowly being ruined by corporations and pollution. Our forests are a precious resource and they hould be treated as such because if this trend continues it will be devastating to us all in the future. Thank you for sharing.

    Sandra Stefanowich

  6. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    Russell - great to see you here, Russell. Lovely write indeed

  7. Hi Russell. Welcome to Whispers. Thank you for your splendid poem, "We, Forest." There is a lot of wisdom in those lines. Thank you for sharing it with us. Congratulations on pursuing your degree in Creative Writing. May the blessings of God be with you on your journey!

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