The Cherry Trees

December 3, 2012
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


The cherry trees blush beneath
the sun’s honey hued haze;
they are happy,
dressed with Joy’s morning glory,
touched by God’s Finger.

Beneath the ignorant trees,
I walk with Mom
one last time on this old familiar path
(She has cancer
with two weeks left to live.).

Although the wind blows
and lightly shakes the blushing boughs,
the petals never fall,
while I am overwhelmed
with the thought of loosing her.

We walk away from the cherry trees
imparted with no peace,
unlike the blushing cherry trees,
dressed with Joy’s morning glory,
touched by God’s infinite Finger.



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 27 2013 at 3:21 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

The imagery in here is also one of my favorites of any poem I've written. Not my best but memorable, I suppose. Thank you so much.

on Aug. 27 2013 at 8:15 am
DawnieRae BRONZE, Lancaster, Ohio
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Really liked this one. The imagery is my favorite part! 

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 24 2013 at 1:37 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you.

on Apr. 23 2013 at 4:19 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 436 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

aww i like it tis fun and really sad but great

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 4 2013 at 2:15 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you! And I will!

on Apr. 3 2013 at 11:24 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Well, I'm relieved.... Thank God! Love her well!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 2 2013 at 3:43 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

O my God, thank you for your concern. But everything is koay with my mom. My grandmother did die of cancer. My mom was diagnosed with the same form years later, but she got treated before it developed into anything serious. But thank you for your concern; you're the first to ask me. And thank you for liking this poem.

on Mar. 30 2013 at 3:08 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

  Hmmm.....That one made me reflect...It was definitely beautiful.. the description was done in an ever so lovely faashion. :D The trees, the sun, your mum, the restlessness all went together but maybe you could've made it a bit longer and you know created more coherence... ANd hey it is true?? About your mother????  :(((

on Mar. 30 2013 at 3:07 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Hmmm.....That one made me reflect...It was definitely beautiful.. the description was done in an ever so lovely faashion. :D The trees, the sun, your mum, the restlessness all went together but maybe you could've made it a bit longer and you know created more coherence... ANd hey it is true?? About your mother????  :(((

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 28 2013 at 4:14 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you.

on Mar. 22 2013 at 6:20 pm
Sparkle1pops PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 articles 20 photos 343 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
- Oscar Wilde

I really like the ending....the only thing I would change would be when you inserted the part about your mother having cancer in there, it made it a little tricky to read, They have a spot speacially for stuff like that when subbminting your poems. Overall great poem! You are very talented...keep up the good work

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 22 2013 at 12:42 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you so much!

on Mar. 21 2013 at 11:42 pm
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

Beautiful - I love the repetition of the imagery, and the contrast between the trees and the emotions of the narrator.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 16 2013 at 1:11 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you. It means a lot me for you to say that.

Soccer23 GOLD said...
on Mar. 15 2013 at 6:01 pm
Soccer23 GOLD, Rockton, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

I abosultly love this. It is not only well written but related to any one who has lost someone due to  some sort of cancer


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