Always

Always

A Chapter by Dr. YumnaKay

'Do you see that oak tree, right over there?' She asked.
'Yes, I do.Why?' I replied.
'The way it stands all day..Do you get it?
All the while, providing shade and comfort to all those
who come to rest under it..
Never once thinking of its own benefit..
And what does it need? Watering daily for it to flourish
So that it can continue for what it's meant to do all along
But what happens, then?
It is shoved mercilessly away, cut and thrown for our benefits.'
I didn't know where this was leading to..
She continued:
'This is how I feel like,
I am here for everyone
My friends, my family and whoever else needs my help
Comforting them in their time of needs
Yet no one realizes that maybe I too need it when feeling low.'

And finally I understood, what she meant by giving the example of an oak tree
I looked her in the eyes and said:
'I am always there for you..'  



© 2017 Dr. YumnaKay



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A resounding message that's both true and wise, especially the conclusion. The comparison to the giving of a tree is a classic metaphor and you pen it effectively here. I could relate to this, I'm the person my friends often come to when they need to vent or are having a hard time, but I rarely get to myself. Sometimes the person that's there for everyone needs someone to be there for them. Thank you for sharing this excellent write.

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Dr. YumnaKay

10 Months Ago

Thank you! Yes, I agree! Your appreciation means alot, Jack! ☺
Jack Necron (Aubrey Jack Peaslee)

10 Months Ago

You are welcome!



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The message here is pretty impressive...
The power and potential of a tree is compared to that of human being..
I honestly enjoyed this write.

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Dr. YumnaKay

10 Months Ago

I'm glad you understood the underlying comparison.. Thank you for liking and reviewing this piece .. read more
a good sense of observation is perhaps a prerequisite in writing anything; and in your writing it is in abundance. well crafted and has a good flow to it....

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Dr. YumnaKay

10 Months Ago

Thank you for the appreciation! It means a lot to me ☺
Asif Iqbal Pias

10 Months Ago

you are welcome.....
Well written.. It just made me realize that even the strong have their weak points.
keep it up!

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Dr. YumnaKay

10 Months Ago

Yes that's what I wanted to highlight.. Thank you for your thoughts on this piece.. Really appreciat.. read more
Nice job. you have painted endless love using metaphor of an oak tree. I also composed a poem similar to this one entitled Soul of A Tree. I think tree is the best example to define a true love, emotions. Well written.

Best
Szhzia

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Dr. YumnaKay

10 Months Ago

Yes that was what happened with me too :)
SZHZIA

10 Months Ago

Do not worry about the character of such people because such people does not deserve to love. We sho.. read more
Dr. YumnaKay

10 Months Ago

I have a different take that one.. The one who has turned emotionless is like that for a deeper reas.. read more
Beautifully captured my friend. When one is seen as the considerate one, no one thinks to look beyond that kindness and perhaps see that the look of concern hides other fears beneath, because they come from someone seen as so together and probably envied for their kindness.
Sometimes I think I am not heard and must speak in a different frequency from others, but from today, that feeling will be retitled feeling like a tree. :)

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Dr. YumnaKay

10 Months Ago

This is the lesson that I learned too.. Thank you for understanding the theme here and for your insi.. read more
Lorry.

10 Months Ago

You're welcome :)
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Lovely write friend I can only agree with the sentiments of your words. Even the hardiest of people need tenderness however we view others hearts are not made of stone. They need to be really cared. Sometimes we don't appreciate the small but everyday things...though they become routine occurrences in our lives it should not stop us from truly showing appreciation and gratitude. Starz

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Dr. YumnaKay

10 Months Ago

Thank you for your deep insight here! Truly appreciate it! And thank you for liking and reviewing th.. read more
Being that I often see nature as a symbol of peace and harmony, I could relate to the use of an oak tree as a symbol of sacrifice, duty, and mistreatment. We often overlook the special things in our lives, taking them for granted and never realizing their importance. This reminds me of the last stanza of Margaret Atwood's poem "Variations on the Word Sleep" :

"I would like to be the air
that inhabits you for a moment
only. I would like to be that unnoticed
and that necessary."

This piece has such a strong message. It shows how we (as humans) often fail to see how everyone has needs. Thank you for sharing this piece.

- William Liston

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

10 Months Ago

I agree! Thank you,William, for such a thought-provoking and nice review! I appreciate it ☺
So true... some are never good at noticing this side of ours exist. Only they knew that we are made of tough durable heart. But deep inside we're the kind who needs a shoulder to cry on. Big Ogre are vulnerable from the inside too you know...

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

10 Months Ago

I agree! Even the toughest of us need a comforting shoulder once in a while.. Thank you for the kind.. read more
YanZeros

10 Months Ago

you're welcome! :) sending you good vibes!
Dr. YumnaKay

10 Months Ago

Your good vibes are appreciated too ☺

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