The Lonely Trees

April 19, 2013
By TheMasterWagner SILVER, Greenville, South Carolina
TheMasterWagner SILVER, Greenville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"If you give a man a match, he'll be warm for a minute. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."


My friends and I used to sit in the bowing trees,
Let the grass tickle our feet,
Run inside when it go too hot,
Eat ice-cream, sticky and sweet.

The world was fresh and new to us,
No worries, stress, or fears,
But that was a long time ago—
It has been many years.

The trees stand lonely,
The grass unbent,
The innocent laughter turned to bitter groans,
over bills, taxes, and rent.

Those carefree days are over now—
the whole world drags them down.
My friends will not come outside and play with me,
They just sit and shake their heads and frown.


The author's comments:
A lot of my friends are older than I am, and I've lost some of them to jobs and the stress of life. It's one of those unhappy, but somewhat inevitable parts of growing up, I think.

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