THE DYING TREE

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    THE DYING TREE

     

    Alone on a hill,

    the once majestic beauty.

    Stands alone reaching for the sky.


    It's once blusterous bounty,

    of  leaves,

    weighing on each strong limb.

    Slowly,
    as one year turns to the next, 

    Each leaf in turn grows weary with age.

    Forsaking the mother of it's birth.

    After too many seasons to count,
    there is no more fight.

    Now only the darkened dying skin remains.
    Brittle to the touch.

    The tree tires of the cold winter seasons.
    as it shudders alone on this quiet hill.

    The fight to live has ended,
    but no one realizes it's pain.

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    Oblaidon commented on THE DYING TREE

    01-20-2010

    I was just reading "Do you believe". It inspired my best poem (imho). I like this one too. Very somber. :)

    winterkou commented on THE DYING TREE

    01-12-2010

    Very nice and descriptive- the fight to live has ended, but noone realizes its pain, wow !!! great write

    dumplin commented on THE DYING TREE

    01-12-2010

    Wow, this is so dark. I'd love to see the tree's rebirth at Spring with the little blossoms of leaves in bunches. That would bring so much hope.

    knight4696 commented on THE DYING TREE

    01-08-2010

    Angel - this is one of those subject matters I have yet to venture to. You certainly capture the Tree with your words in such a way ... that it is so easy to visualize. Nice Write indeed! Ken

    papapaczki commented on THE DYING TREE

    01-08-2010

    I don't know if you realize it, but you have written a poem about the tree in front of my house. I realize it needs me to end its misery, but its a pain in the neck. I hope this tree finds peace.

    Poetry is what is lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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