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     The great tree stands ten feet around its base
and reaches past the peak of a steepled
church. Looking calmly, with knotted face, past
the great red doors, past the well-dressed people.
Old tree, your gnarled fingers tickle the sky,
and the sun shines on you in silent thanks;
energy seeping warmly, like rainwater,
thickening your rough trunk, bright rays of strength.
Young church, your people shiver in the winter,
earthly praises flung swiftly to heaven.
Their only reaching: blind faith and blind love.
Young church, you crave what made your whitewashed beams.
Oak and its strong heart beat rhythmically, quiet,
waiting for wind to sing clatter skyward.


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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malin223 said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm:
This isnt a sonnet. Just saying.
 
Gooseman replied...
Aug. 28, 2013 at 10:08 pm :
Very well said.
 
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HisPurePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 31, 2011 at 1:29 pm:
really awesome, i feel this way a lot.  great job!  :)
 
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LuckyThree said...
May 3, 2010 at 8:35 am:
I like the part where it syays "tickle the sky". I found that to be so cute. It imagined the sky giggling like a child. Just a thought.
 
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Memly123 said...
Apr. 13, 2010 at 9:29 pm:
I like the way you convey nature as a beleif. That is atleast what i got from this. Nice little act of rebellion
 
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fall_from_grace said...
Dec. 27, 2009 at 12:17 am:
I really love this. I'm not sure what you wrote it to convey, but to me it is about finding more of God, or whatever you want to call it, in nature than in any religion.
 
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lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 29, 2009 at 11:51 am:
Beautiful.
If you have time, will you please comment and rate my work. I would really appreciate it.
 
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