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Tree Song

July 23, 2011
By PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)


I grow like the trees
My direction's not the breeze
But the soul inside of me leans
To the light beams
Freeze or heat
Brings anything, but I can handle it
Green leaves every spring
Reveal life in my rings
Steadily adding, never subtracting in strength
As length of time grows like shadows
Light goes steadily down, life is
Drowned in red waves of
Strawberry syrup as
the evening
Touches
Down

Where will I find myself found,
Called outcast or cut down?
Will I ever mind my own mouth,
And is the world really round?
Because I've found it full of ups and
Lefts and rights and down-
Town opportunities
So many choices and communities
The fruit of these
Questions will never drop without time
So I'll keep rolling like a cosine
Line intangible impossible
You can't do all these things that you demand of you

Is it the truth
Or just loose, youthful dreams,
Lex Luthor is inside of me
Saying I can't be Superman or super-manly
because I'll never save the world
And love a girl;
But if I can save a girl
And love the world,
It will be good enough for me

Come on, hang your hammock on me,
Hide your shoulders from the heat,
Speak your secrets in my green leaves like you really know me,
And I'll only whisper back whenever the wind blows me.


The author's comments:
The world is a garden of gardens

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on Oct. 25 2011 at 2:06 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Thanks! That part is fun to say out loud, gradually getting quieter. 

on Aug. 26 2011 at 8:10 pm
backyardheart BRONZE, Cape Coral, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I still can't get over the frustration, the guilt and empathy I have for everyone. There's good in all of us and I think I simply love people too much, so much that it makes me feel too sad."
---Kurt Cobain

I'm astounded! This was beautiful. Each metaphor (especially the superman one) was delightful. The third and fourth stanzas were my favorite. 

on Aug. 23 2011 at 6:12 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

thanks :)

um, have fun guessing :)


on Aug. 10 2011 at 11:24 am
ohheyyyelli SILVER, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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Love the metaphors. Amazing imagery. Beautifully written.

on Aug. 7 2011 at 12:15 am
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

Hmm.... MIND BLOWN!

You have a super fantastic way with words that has me hanging on to each stanza. This is a beautiful poem with a great concept.


on Aug. 5 2011 at 12:35 am
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
35 articles 0 photos 735 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

i agree u have a way with words this poem was absolutely beautiful this piece should have more cmments keep up the good work r u a boy or girl?

on Aug. 2 2011 at 12:11 pm
JerseyGirl716 BRONZE, Central, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot." -Eleanor Roosevelt

WOW. That was AMAZING. How am I the first to comment here? You have a way with words, I could picture the entire poem in my head. My favorite part:

"Light goes steadily down, life is
Drowned in red waves of
Strawberry syrup as
the evening
Touches
Down"

Woah. I have no constructive feedback, none at all; just keep doing what you're doing!



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