If I were a tree

If I were a tree

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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if i were a tree

               i could bear it all 
and feel no shame

         survive every winter
in spring bloom again

the same as before 
                   but different 

if i were a tree

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© 2020 Ana Papaya


Author's Note

Ana Papaya
With thanks to Lorry and Margie for a touch of inspiration

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dear Ana... we are so much like a tree with
outstretched arms to give and receive the
blessings of the sun and rain... the fields of golden grain...
our fruit is luscious as a ripe Peach kissed by the Sun.
Each Spring we burst forth with innovative dreams of
sharing the fruits of our labor... like children that venture
from our boughs to reach out and scatter seeds of knowledge
and history... to emerge as stronger and more successful than before.
tenderly, Pat

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thank you for those kind words, Pat.



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"...aplomb in the midst of irrational things, imbued as they, passive, receptive, silent as they...to confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as the trees and animals do."

Walt Whitman

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Well said, Mr. Walt Whitman.
Thank you for that, albee.
Ana your do brief poems so well. They are profound within a few words.
‘same as before but different’ shedding their own, growing a new. Beautiful.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thank you Ladysue! :)
Ladysue

9 Months Ago

My pleasure Ana. :))
Inspired by two good poets to write an inspiring poem... there is an irony here, as your poem is small in numbers of words, but huge in life’s meaning.... as well as trees live for hundreds of years, see the world change slowly, think in terms of decades, yet we think in seconds and see everything fast and furious... perhaps if we thought and saw things more like trees, we would have more wisdom... sorry Ana, kinda got caught in the tree branches but this is just me saying it’s a really good poem

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

So glad you liked it, Curt! Thank you. :)
And you would would be a protected species like a giant redwood (dunno if maples are protected), because we'd all eant to chop you up and write our poetry on Ana brand paper.
Change and renewal would no longer be feared, but embraced, as your roots took hold and firmly gripped nature as the pulse and sense that it is. It's not our fault were born in flesh and not bark, and have to put up with a non rhythmic life.
Now I'm wondering when our transition will be complete and we can wear our bark with pride.
"but different" is such a simple statement, but really packs a punch.


Posted 9 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

You make the thought of being chopped up sound lovely rather than ominous. :) Thank you.
Lorry

9 Months Ago

Ha! The maker of words becomes the words.... Yes, I could go for that 😀
Trees are so inspirational Ana. Yes many of them have no shame and strip off in autumn to find a new green dress in spring. I for one am thankful they do. Sentinels they are, throughout the seasons, dressed or undressed, I love them the same. Beautiful brevity.

Chris

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thank you Chris. I agree, they are beautiful in all seasons. :)
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If maybe at next life who knows. Only one thing what bothering me is you cannot walk or you can be burn by lightning etc. Otherwise very beautiful wish carved in poetic words. In the way we are all trees at winter we settle down at our houses and at spring we start to blooming for whole world . Great poem I did enjoyed .

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Hi Martin, thank you for the very nice comment. If I were a tree I should like to be one of those w.. read more
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9 Months Ago

I forget about them . Good you give me reminder . It will be also fun drink that drink what can full.. read more
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! This is a great poem, boiling down the crux of the matter . . . trees don't complicate life like we humans often do! Great job of simplifying! I love it when writers inspire writers at the cafe! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Good morning, Margie and thank you!
I love it when we inspire one another too!
funny about this because I also did a tree thingy but I'll have to wait a month now to post it and at my age!!!!!!!
cutsey woitsry write

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

I wouldn't risk waiting. :)
Just post it.
And also, thank you!
hmm I am thinking you are a tree? or at least part tree what will your blooms be like next year... purple and blue? if i were a tree my branches would grow into the ground and my roots would grab the sky cause i have never done anything the way i was supposed to:/

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Ha! I like that! That deserves to be a poem!
Thanks very much for the comment!


... the same as before .. but different .. what a lovely poetic turn of phrase .. a real treet and truly :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Good morning, Neville. I'm happy you enjoyed!
Neville

9 Months Ago


... I did indeed ....
:)

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