Laura Zucca-Scott

Old Fortress

Running on the steep hill

Of the old fortress

We painted glory and adventure

Pine needles made the ascent tricky

An occasional scraped knee

Just a badge of courage

We never looked back

As time crumbled the sun scorched walls

Wash Away

Summer days end

With burning fire

And shattering rain

We never knew

Tomorrow’s rage

Would wash away


You hear the thunder

You feel the cold

Deep in your bones

A star is shining

Undefeated by the storm

We all get our breaks



About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published thirteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at
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