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GreenTrees Jan 12
The thought of losing you scares me.

The One I love and adore.

The pain of staying with you...

Scares me even more.
Dec 2019 · 324
Battle the Id.
GreenTrees Dec 2019

But not of yourself.

Try again...

Karl V 2019
Oct 2018 · 2.5k
Simple but true
GreenTrees Oct 2018
True love is easy to find when it comes from within.

Karl V.  2018
Sep 2018 · 2.2k
God is Love I
GreenTrees Sep 2018
Man is hate.

Man is discontent.

Man is  ****.

Man is malevolent.

Man is ******.

Man is death.

Man is fear.

Man is pain.

Man is wrath.

What kind of Man do you want be as asked God?

The man answered. I do not want to be a man.

I want to be a God.

God answered.

You are not a man, nor a god.

First you must learn to be a Man.

Karl von Mecklenburg
Jul 2018 · 4.2k
95 Percent Perfect...
GreenTrees Jul 2018
That's how she described me, to me.

You are 95 percent perfect.

Loving and kind.

Generous and attentive.

I am always on your mind.

Artistic and hard to find.

Hard working and Inventive.

Your love making is sublime.

But the church remained quiet, no wedding bells to chime.

And now I think the only thing left of me, that is me, raw and un-refined?

Can be summed up in the most extraordinary Five.

Karl von Mecklenburg
May 2018 · 921
The river's end
GreenTrees May 2018
The day was like water under the bridge.

Drifting down a lazy river.

Mossy trees create a canopy of shade over hanging the river.

Beams of light sift through the heavy river air.

I peer up into the arch of the bridge.

Pausing a moment to capture the cool shade.

Feet hanging into the cool rivers pull down stream.

I let my self slowly drift into my thoughts of abandon.

And soon the bridge is a mere speck in the distance.

And in that moment of quiet abandon, I thought no more of the river's end.

  I had become water under the bridge.
Mar 2018 · 18.2k
GreenTrees Mar 2018
Love is like cake.
It is sweet and fun to make.

Friendship is like meat and potatoes.
It is better for you and worth the wait.

Karl von Mecklenburg
Oct 2017 · 1.4k
Hallmark Goodbye Card
GreenTrees Oct 2017
When good bye just isn't enough
When biting your lip gets tough

So delightful in the words we choose
Thank you for sharing, that's really good news

Even though I'd like to stay in touch
Sometimes goodbye just isn't enough.
Sep 2017 · 2.3k
The embers of society.
GreenTrees Sep 2017
Languid afternoon

Holding back the quiet.

Fending off the empty.

Ultra-void to tempt me.

Words spilled on the table and left their mark.

I ate the ashes and with a blackened mouth, I spoke the truth.
free verse
Aug 2017 · 3.7k
Foolish Wisdom
GreenTrees Aug 2017
The words of a fool are blessed in ignorance but cursed in futility.
The words of the wise are few and expressed with humility.

© Karl V. (2017)
Aug 2017 · 519
Kisses By the Sea
GreenTrees Aug 2017
The ocean air rushed over us

as linen curtains swayed in the afternoon light.

A bronze outline against the cool shades of summer bedding

The taste of ocean air lingers on wine stained lips.

Sweet desserts to welcome the afternoon day dreams.

The taste of salty caramel still on my tongue.

Tales of voyage in leather bound books that line the walls

I hear the ocean and I can feel my lover's call

On moonlit nights by the shore I feel her arms around me

and as the sea pulls away under the sleepy gaze of the moon

I would lay beside you and dream of your kisses by the sea...

© Karl V. (2017)
Aug 2017 · 2.3k
GreenTrees Aug 2017
A line or a dot?
Which one of these am I not?
Do I exist just to hold this spot?

Is there a reason or a plot?

Blissfully, he said

"No Sir, to know, no I do not!"

© Karl V. (2017)
Aug 2017 · 4.4k
Serenade of depression.
GreenTrees Aug 2017
When the emptiness hits.

There is nowhere to run or hide.

It consumes me.

It breaks me and

leaves me

© Karl V. (2017)
Aug 2017 · 5.8k
Dreams of the hour glass
GreenTrees Aug 2017
Sand castles drifting into the wayward sea.
As the last tower falls I feel complete.

My spirit escaping to unknown shores...

© Karl V. (2017)
Jul 2017 · 1.9k
Read before opening?
GreenTrees Jul 2017
Warning Label:

This poetry may contain words and emotions known to the state of consciousness to cause inspiration and wistfulness and other feelings of love.
Jul 2017 · 4.5k
GreenTrees Jul 2017
We arrived at the truth

Not by luck

Not by will

Not by fear

Not by skill

but by it's absence


© Karl V. (2017)
- Karl v. 2017
May 2017 · 7.2k
Dry Rot
GreenTrees May 2017
In the dry cracked walls
Behind the dry rot
Below the slithering bellies

Where the earth turns death into life.

Soothed by the warmth of decay.

Tendrils of sorrow reaching deeper

Into that place in side my soul that has died

Where I silently scream breathlessly.

Time has stopped and the hands of time cover her face
Timidly peering out,
To one day see the sun again
Mar 2017 · 8.9k
The Arsonist
GreenTrees Mar 2017
She set fires in the most curious places.
The glow reflecting upon innocent faces.

In the soot and ash she left tiny traces.
The fire consumed all the hidden spaces.

And after the fire comes the mist
and that's when you fall in love with an Arsonist.

© Karl V. (2017)
May 2015 · 26.8k
Love is a Landscape
GreenTrees May 2015
Love with its picturesque mountain peaks
one finds oneself opening their hearts to the unending sky of dreams
Down to its deep fertile valleys
where we worked the soil with hardened hands
and perseverance of heart.
At the land's edges where waves of emotion lap against its jagged shores
we find tranquility in the sound of its crashing waves.
In the high deserts where life still abounds and its fragile existence yields to the windswept nature of chance.
In its open fields where our desires roam care free
to it’s densely wooded areas where we frolic in the beauty of its simplicity.
In its grandness we are but the migratory animals who seek it's bounty from season to season.
From it we are born and die but the land remains to remind us that love endures and it's beauty exists to teach us to adapt to all of its wondrous and various forms.

Copyright Karl v. 2015
Dec 2014 · 14.7k
GreenTrees Dec 2014
A poem written while drunk and in under 3 minutes....

True Love will leave you broken

True Love will leave you broken

Unitl all the words remain unspoken

True Love will leave you broken

True Love will leave you broken

Until your hearts wide open

True Love will leave you broken

True Love will leave you broken

Will leave you standing at the door

True Love will leave you broken

True Love will leave you broken

Until it leaves you begging  for more

True Love will leave you broken

True Love will leave you broken

Until you can't take any more...

© Karl V.
True love  the pain that I adore...
Dec 2013 · 5.5k
GreenTrees Dec 2013
Adore! Adore! Adore...
A prayer for sacrifice never more...

Chimes the bells against the cathedral floor!
Adore! Adore! Adore...

Karl von Mecklenburg
Dec 2013 · 1.9k
She is my Autumn night
GreenTrees Dec 2013
Two shadows cast down a winding trail under a sleepy moon's gaze
Like waking from a night of slumbering under heavy winter blankets, plumes of smoke rise from small brick beds
The shadows sway and dance under the last  breaths of  sun slipping into the night

When I hold on to her like the last days of summer,  but she is like the end of Autumn
When red and gold love letters fill the trees
When the last red ribbons of a sunset caress her face

In her eyes I see the low hung stars of an autumn sky
In her kiss the last sonnet of a season's end
In her arms the warmth of a fire set to welcome the first winter night

Karl von Mecklenburg

— The End —