Climbing the Tree

October 17, 2011
Well friend, let me tell you,
My life's been no easy tree to climb.
It's had thorns,
And splinters,
And places where there's nothing to hold on.
Slipping.
But I keep climbing.
Pulling myself up,
One branch at a time,
My eye on the flowers up top.
When I get there this'll all-
Be worth it.
So friend, please listen.
You may loose your footing,
But hold on tight.
Find the strength to hold on
Till you get to the light.
I'm nearing the top,
And the view's just fine,
Though this life's been no easy tree to climb.





Join the Discussion

This article has 7 comments. Post your own now!

Apollo77 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm
I like it, really, butI do have a few critiques. first, I don't think 'this'll' is a word. or maybe it is, I don't know. but I like the idea and I thnik you executedit well. one thing I would look at is how much you say and how much you imply. like I would like the metaphor of the tree and life not be stated so much as obviously shown. for me,stating it takes all thefun out of reading the poem, which is a shame because you really are a great poet and I think your poems could ... (more »)
 
beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 2, 2012 at 11:35 am
I like it--comparing life's hardships to a difficult task, like climbing a tree. The short lines made it fun to read also~
 
IamtheshyStargirl said...
Oct. 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Favorited!!!!!!

This is incedible! I love how you wrote it, and how you related life to climbing a tree. Well done :)

 
DAN_CER_554 said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 6:13 pm
i've never really though of life like a tree. I LIKE IT!
 
Little.Miss said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I like it!!

Keep writing! :)

 
Acastillo said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 8:07 pm
That poem was moving I really enjoyed it a lot. Keep on writing great poetry!
 
Mike6546 said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm
this poem is pretty awesome
 
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback