Aspen Tree

May 25, 2012
By paigeforeman GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
paigeforeman GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
18 articles 6 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"-Walt Disney
"It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years."- Abraham Lincoln
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."-Gandhi
"The truth is out there."-The X-Files


A tree that is unbending is easily broken,
A person that is unchanging easily shaken.
He’ll fall with time
And never splinter.
He’s not a tree people can easily climb,
And I’ve made it to the top.
I hold on tight, falling to the ground packs a punch.
He sways with the wind,
His leaves change color,
Unlike the mighty Douglas fir.
During a storm, that fir will snap,
And my aspen will bend to the ground.
If I tumble, will my aspen bend to catch me?
After all,
I’m the only one he’s let see
How his branches feel—
Flexible, soft, and unreal,
But his tears are true—
He weeps like the willow tree
I say to him, “I’m here for you,”
But he’s never here for me.

If I tumble, will my aspen bend to catch me?


The author's comments:
Inspired by a Lao Tzu quote.

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