Where The Tree Grows

Where The Tree Grows

A Poem by Michele Devlin
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About a boy

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There was a boy with a tree tattoo

Branches spanned his muscular arms

The trunk ran up his sturdy neck

To hair the color of saffron

 

He explained to me, these were his roots

Hidden beneath his flannel shirt

All his thoughts were vibrant shoots

Down to the dirt on his leather boots

 

He carried my books one day to class

We sat and talked beneath a tree;

Ate our lunches on the grass

Studied ants building a colony

 

He was joining the army soon

And not too long he would be gone

To some desert faraway land

Where men wear silk and turbans

 

I thought it strange for him to go

He seemed so peaceful, I don't know

It was difficult to picture him

With guns and artifacts of war

 

I could envision him on a horse

On a ranch in the hills perhaps

Where boots might kick the dusty clay

I hope we meet again someday

 

 


© 2016 Michele Devlin



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A very nice poem with coherant structure and a message I could understand. We all do well to stick close to our roots. It also seems full of the innocence of youth or perhaps the fear of the loss of innocence...an interesting balance here. Keep writing. Peace and light.

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Michele Devlin

1 Year Ago

Thanks. So nice of you to comment.



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This is so sweet, I have a crush on him. It's really a nice take on roots and wings and growing up.

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Michele Devlin

1 Year Ago

Thanks for the read. Yeah, me too. ;o) And thanks for the comment.
This has a quaint charm and wistful feel to it. Interesting.

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Michele Devlin

1 Year Ago

Thanks and I appreciate you leaving a comment. :o)
Beautiful and creative write. Sound like a recurring thought, to wish you meet again one day. Flows well from the start and the reason behind the tattoo is a great place to star. Really enjoyable write. Thank you for sharing.

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Michele Devlin

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much for reading and your kind comment. I'm just learning and experimenting.
Lorry.

1 Year Ago

Well thank you, and don't stop :)
A very nice poem with coherant structure and a message I could understand. We all do well to stick close to our roots. It also seems full of the innocence of youth or perhaps the fear of the loss of innocence...an interesting balance here. Keep writing. Peace and light.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Michele Devlin

1 Year Ago

Thanks. So nice of you to comment.

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Michele Devlin
Michele Devlin

San Antonio, TX



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