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A tree stands alone,
weathered color, pockmarked
skin waiting
for a slow, silent death
his hollows have been forgotten,
his achievements erased,
Holding tired branches
dragging memories
still clinging to his sorry bark,
as the world around him
crumbles, ricocheting, melting
into dust,
still the tree stands tall
waiting for the spark-colored sky to end

the silence of a tree
remains

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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thatunknownthingThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm:
I read this piece thrice because it was so beautiful. I read more of your pieces, and you write very well! Keep going:-)   
 
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Padoodallee said...
Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm:
you make the tree sound wise and beautiful. You did a great job!
 
KatsK This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 23, 2013 at 10:13 am :
Thank you so much!
 
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WaffleOcean2934This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm:
I really like the imagery of the poem.  It also makes me think differently about a tree.  Nice work!
 
KatsK This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 23, 2013 at 10:13 am :
Thank you! That, actually, was unintentional, but I'm glad you like it.
 
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KateeRose said...
Dec. 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm:
Wow ! I love it !
 
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Dec. 6, 2012 at 10:12 pm :
Thank you very much!
 
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