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Samantha d stuart

"The Elvin Garden" by Samantha d stuart

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I stand in the circle of trees

lost in it's depth

grass and sweet rippling sap

graced my nose


I reach out in panic

where am I? I'm lost

I cry out and bang my fist on a tree

let me out! I need to be free


I feel like a rabbit trapped in cage

like the moon trapped in the starry blanket

I need to be free as a bird stretching its wings

I need to run like a fox to its den


I scream at the trees my captors

between each tree a bush of thorns

coated with blood of past victims

the skulls and bones of their victims in the roots of trees


I hear something snap

I turn around sharply

and look to see a boy

he starred at me heatedly


his hair a chestnut brown

his skin the color of cinnamon

eyes dark as the bark of trees

features high looking as if they were carved by an artist


'Human you don't belong here in this garden'

'Garden? more like a grave'

'Only to you human'

'Let me out'


He smirked evilly at my plea

He took out a bow carved from yew

and knocked an arrow of silver threads

pulled it taught and released, it went whizzing by my ear


I stare into his dark depths and saw my life flash

no pain came no darkness came

I slowly turned around

there by my ankle lay a deadly snake with an arrow in its head


'Thank you sir '

'Leave this garden and never return'

'I cant get out '

he simply smirked


He jumped from his perch landing gracefully

like a cat he was in all his glory

walking forth he took my hand and jerked me up to stand

then led me to the edge and leaped over the bushes pulling me with him


'There you are, you're free'

'Thank you kind sir but may I ask, what are you?'

'You are bold, maiden to ask a question, but if you must know

Tis an elf I am long hidden from the eyes of man'


'Why here in this forest and why build that trap of death'

'Twas not a trap but a garden'

'What garden has thorns'

'Tis an Elvin garden beautiful but deadly like a Lady's scorn'


I look at him once again then take a step backwards

'Thank you kind elf for your help I shall not forget you'

'Nor I you fair maiden, daring maiden may you one day return'

'One day I shall return to this Elvin garden'


I walked away that very day I never forgot him

many years passed seasons came and went

I grew old and feeble barely living day to day

as my dying day approached I took a walk


I returned to the Elvin garden

the bushes bloomed there flowers all colors

once again I hear that snap and turn around

I see the Elvin boy not aged a single day


he looked at me confussed not recognizing me

'I promised to return and so I have'

'fair maiden tis you, what happened?'

'I grew old young elf for this is a human's fate'


He walked forward and studied me

'You are not completely old your eyes are still young'

'Sadly my body is and soon I shall pass on'

'Why fair maiden did you not come sooner'


'I couldn't my mother forced me to move, I was gone a long time'

'you returned fair maiden that is more then most have done'

'I promised I would and I did'

'fair maiden look at your reflection'


he pointed to a pool of cool clear water

I walked forth and peered, I gasped at what I saw

there before me was I as I was the day I met the elf

my old age gone my beauty returned


I turned sharply to look at the elf

and he stood there smiling

'What did you do'

'I returned your favor, you kept your promise to an elf'


'What promise would return my youth'

'The promise of a pure soul'

he walked forth and extended his hand

'The magic in this garden is strong but not everlasting'


'Why did it return my youth'

'It sensed your death and gave you life but at a price'

'What price'

'You're trapped here, never to leave for this is an Elvin garden'


'Elvin gardens need souls of those pure to tend it'

'I being elf means I am pure; you are pure because of your love'

'it wants you to care for it, help me tend this Elvin garden'

'I shall tend to it for the price of my youth'


and that is what we did both forever trapped in a garden

a garden of souls

a garden of truth

a garden of purity


The Elvin Garden



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10 Aug 2009:-) Thieme Jan Hollaar
Very nice story.. like this one above the others. It has something unique in the way it is written and the concept is orginal too. Keep up the good work! Feel free to visit my little corner too, there are some poems and stories which I think you might like.

Grtz Thieme

:-) Samantha d stuart replies: "thankyou very much
9 May 2010:-) Michael pixiepie john

wonderful tale
lovely magical read
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'The Elvin Garden':
 • Created by: :-) Samantha d stuart
 • Copyright: ©Samantha d stuart. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Death, Elf, Elves, Eternal, Garden, Life
 • Categories: Elf / Elves, Romance, Emotion, Love, Woman, Women
 • Submitted: 2009-08-04 17:38:31
 • Views: 640

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