I was a tree

I was a tree

A Poem by Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
"

We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples. Ralph Waldo Emerson

"














Once I was a tree

and just stopped growing,

yesterday or so I forgot

how I had to do it,

today I feel it

at the chilly cold in my roots.

 

Once I was a tree,

it wasn’t just for now that I realised,

this morning my trunk

cracked for the first time,

or at least a bit more then

the day before.

 

Once I was a tree,

and reached with my old branches

at the sun and the moon,

now they reach a little less further

but they are begging

so much harder.

 

© Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere


© 2014 Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere



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Today let us stand upright and pretend at least that if we have not grown neither have we shrunk. Pretense won't work, of course, but we shall stand upright while we can.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Till our last breath, thanks. :)

Rudi
haha, cute. It's like story abstract allegory
all rolled into one

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Laura, glad you liked it. Have a nice day. :)

Rudi
B.J

3 Years Ago

Will do and your welcome
A nice piece of work. Symbolical & Thoughtful...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it. Have a good day. :)

Rudi
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B.J
A gentle poem that made me smile..Well done

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Thank you B.J., good morning to you and have a good day :)

Rudi
Interesting... I just saw the title and it made me smile. It wasn't what I had expected but it was good.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Thank you Emma, glad you enjoyed it. :)

Rudi
Beautiful thought. As we grow older, we have to try harder to reach our sun and the moon! The poem flows smoothly, which I always like and the writing is simple, yet profound.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Thank you Dara, glad you enjoyed it. :)

Rudi
A wonderful analogy of aging and of the need to keep growing as a person. Life is change. We evolve or we die.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Thank you MomzillaNC for your kind words. Have a good day. :)

Rudi
MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

You're welcome. You too.
i agree with the earlier review of sir samuel dickens ....i picturize the tree as a human and the poem fits in beautifully ...one may associate other analogous ideas to it ...versatile indeed !

beautiful i enjoyed it ...thanks fr sharing it!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Thank you Himayun, glad you enjoyed it. :)
Rudi

I like this tree as human idea, with its roots and branches. Many things might fit the analogy, but a tree is certainly one of the best. It grows, it breathes, drinks and feeds, and then becomes old, just like us.

Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

3 Years Ago

Thank you Samuel. Glad you enjoyed it. In nature you can make a lot of comparisons with things in ou.. read more
Thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed it. I like to write about nature and to make some comparisons with thing in our life. :)
Rudi

Posted 3 Years Ago



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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

Wingene, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium



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I'm from Belgium. English is not my native language, but I like to read English poems and books. I have written a lot of Dutch poems during the last forty years. With some of them I've got prizes in B.. more..

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