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Magnolia
branches
extend from
an ever-so-big body;
like arms that hold
a nest of young birds
or offer a home to those who
seek shelter in her shade
from sun and rain. Her flowers
perch precariously
upon her embossed
green leaves and seem
to glow in a beautiful blend
of whites and pinks
that provide her with a perfume
all her own. They are the same
petals that make me look forward
to their beautiful blooms in the spring,
when the sun and sky reflect off her leaves.
When I sit in her arms, close to her body.
She doesn't seem to mind
that I talk to her and tell
her all my stories. And she,
in return, provides me
with a place to go
and escape the world.

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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Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 15, 2010 at 10:23 pm
you paint a beautiful picture, with a maternal vibe about the description of the tree... read someof mine?
 
firstsnowfalls This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 26, 2010 at 9:36 pm
Great Job!  Nice imagery.  I can relate.  Its nice to have a place like that!!
 
Kathleen M. said...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 2:59 pm
Great voice. I have a place at home just like that...I haven't been there in a while...
 
Amber1994 said...
Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:07 pm
amazing! that sums it all into one word.
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kaseyparks said...
Nov. 8, 2009 at 8:41 pm
this is AMAZING.
 
MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 6, 2009 at 9:28 pm
wow amazing <3
 
IgniteTheAirwaves This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 7:22 am
I really like this poem. If I had any suggestions, it would just be to make more of a purpose to your line breaks. They just seemed a bit distracting. But still, great job.
 
songofthenight said...
Nov. 4, 2009 at 9:03 am
So pretty! And the poem itself kind of looks like half a tree. Beautiful!
 
Shelby1984 said...
Feb. 25, 2009 at 5:31 pm
I just loved this poem it brought tears to my eyes.How wonderful it is to go on line and read this poem it just makes my day so much better.I am very proud of this yound man he puts his whole heart into it.God Bless You
 
jwlamm replied...
Mar. 18, 2010 at 7:43 am
Thank you so much for the comment. Believe it or not, your comment about me making your day actually made my day! Thank You immensly!! May God bless!!!!
 
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