Only a lowly tree

Only a lowly tree

A Poem by Johnspoetry
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A trees view of life

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ONLY A LOWLY TREE

I started out life as a tiny seed ,
Nature made me fall into the soil because that is its need.
To grow and be nurtured in Gaia’s land ,
Encouraged by the sun and rain , tendrils grow into the sand.
My roots came next burrowing through sand and loam,
At last ! I put down roots into the land and called it home .
Time passed by as my roots grew deep ,
My bough grew stronger and water inside I did keep.
My leaves spread wide to capture the rain ,
The sun kissed my leaves that rustled to the winds refrain.
I watched resolute as humans were born and died ,
I still carried on growing , my tree trunk now so incredibly wide.
I gave a home to animals , birds and insects too,
Became a habitat unlike humans who keep animals in a zoo.
I stood silent as birds hopped from branch to branch singing their tune,
As each season came and went I knew it would be autumn soon.
My dead leaves fall away and it’s time to sleep,
My Trunk and roots will supply me and moisture keep .
The humans come with their chainsaws , my wood they want to keep,
They cut me down , admire my rings , I hope their damage comes home to reap.
So I’m cut into pieces , dried and used to build a fence ,
Humans don’t know freedom , only barriers as defence.
So I stand up again , barrier to the wind and resurrected ,
Used to guard against entry of animals that my tree once protected.
Oh the irony and poetic justice of my fence I plea,
Someone has artistically decorated my fence as a lovely tree !.

© 2016 Johnspoetry



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This poem is just Amazing! I almost thought you were a tree!
The way you take the character of a tree and describe your life and how you used to protect animals as a home and now became someone else's home protecting them from the animal themselves. That was beautiful to read.
Thank you for sharing it with us Xx

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This poem is just Amazing! I almost thought you were a tree!
The way you take the character of a tree and describe your life and how you used to protect animals as a home and now became someone else's home protecting them from the animal themselves. That was beautiful to read.
Thank you for sharing it with us Xx

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Johnspoetry
Johnspoetry

Wales , United Kingdom



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I came to poetry quite late in life . I life in Wales and close to the sea so get my inspiration from it sometimes . I generally like poetry to convey a story or an emotion or feeling rather tha.. more..

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