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Rated: E · Poetry · Nature · #2086628
What a tree might say if it could talk
June 2016 Poetry Contest
1st place: "A Tree for Every Season (114 word count)"



A Tree for Every Season (114 word count)


What a tree might say if it could talk,
“I can lend you a soft place to fall
for I have many leaves,
I can lend you a place to stand tall
for I have many branches."

"But, I willingly gave you an enduring love for me,
a tree,
which began with your joyful climbing and swinging,
in the Spring of your life
as a child."

"Now you sit in your rocking chair and gaze
at my beautiful silhouette,
when I am leafless and covered by snow,
in the Winter of your life
as an old man.”

My old oak tree said these things to me,
without ever saying a word.

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