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Withering Trees

Withering tree,
Your light has dulled,
Your leaves have fallen,
And your trunk is twisted with knots.

Twisted tree,
Your limbs are gnarled,
Your shadow resembles a cobweb,
And your roots stick up like bones from the ground.

Ancient tree,
Your trunk is hollow from past residents,
The grass at your feet is no longer silk,
And your face has turned into a mask.

Dying tree,
My dear old grandmother tree,
My sweet haven from memories tree,
Remember me.



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InkWriter13 said...
Jun. 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm
WOW! What a beautiful poem. I loved every part of it. Absolutely beautiful. Great work. Superb writing. A true writing voice. Wonderful, wonderful. :) Would you please comment on my poem titled the Printer?
 
i.hope.u.dance said...
Jun. 20, 2012 at 10:41 am
AWWWW that was nice.... =)
 
emanmkhan said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm
I LOVE THE GIVING TREEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! AND I REALLY LOVE THIS POEM!!! Sorry, got too excited. I just love that your inspiration created such a pondering poem. Keep up the great writing!
 
NinjaGirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 24, 2011 at 11:45 pm
I like the calm voice you used. Really great poem!
 
Medina D. said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm
this poem smoothly took me through an aging tree and its life span in a short amount of time. I rated this piece also
 
ritabelle511 said...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm
I really liked this poem! I agree with Zinaidia, the calm and reserved tone you used in this poem totally works. It was great :)
 
Zinaidia said...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 7:24 am
Hmm, this was interesting. I would not have expected this poem from you, you usually have a very strong powerful voice, but in this one it is quiet and kind of reserved. which totally works by the way! Good poem, you have talent
 
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