Said the shadow to the tree

Said the shadow to the tree

A Poem by Jack...

 

 

Said the shadow to the tree,

 

“You know my friend, life is not always fair

Take this vine of fingered grip

Tentacles of timid meaning

Holding you close as to not let go

Filling each bark split void

Offering a feeling of need and want

 

Given time it will engulf

Block the sun light

Tighten in mass fury

Wrap itself of everything you stand for

Then when strength is gone

And you topple to the ground

This vine will happily move on

To the next tree

While you rot

Returning to the earth,

which once gave you life”

 

The tree replied,

 

“But it feels so good to be wanted”

 

The sun set and the shadow was silent

 

© 2014 Jack...


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Jack...
Thank you for reading

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The tree wanted to be loved and would risk damnation for it, much like human beings often do.
What a beautiful metaphor, and wicked lovely way of writing.
Well done! ^^

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thank you so very much.
Bluefire

6 Years Ago

No problem!. ^^
A very deep message, a naked truth, how clearly and simplified way you could convey, simplicity and authenticity, human nature combo, really enjoyed

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thank you so very much Linda. Sometimes it feels this way.
Linda alexander

6 Years Ago

It balances the flora, and you have the better role, not sure which role I have in this flora, may b.. read more
Great job on this Jack! I really enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!

-CW

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much Cody
The imagery is wonderful, and the words are deep. Great job.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much Brittany. I really appreciate you.
This is incredible, Jack! I love the metaphor! How we desperately cling on to something that is not good for us and will not be there for long simply because we're lonely and wish to feel wanted. We've all been there at some point in our lives. And we've all ignored the warnings of the ones closest to us. Exquisite poem, well done!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much my sweet friend. Perhaps a small lesson in there that might help on your journey.
LadySoDivine

6 Years Ago

Yes, I believe so as well. No, thank YOU for posting this, Jack, I learn something new from you each.. read more
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Incredible poem!!!! I love it so much! And the end is breath taking... Bravo! (in my favorites)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thank you so very much Anabela...I appreciate your kindness.
A

6 Years Ago

You are welcome!
Life is never fair Jack... I've learnt that for sure. This is a lovely conversation. A beautiful read.

Posted 6 Years Ago


s y e

6 Years Ago

And what if it doesn't? What if you're stuck in this unfair life? :-(
Jack...

6 Years Ago

Noodle, you have much more life to live than I do. You will see, your life will be beautiful. You ar.. read more
s y e

6 Years Ago

I'll definitely tell you because for one, I don't wanna lose contact you and stop talking to you. Se.. read more
Nice conversation, yes life is not always fair. I enjoyed reading

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thank you for your smile Sunshine.
Immediately I thought,the eyes of a writer are truly beautiful.I love your imagery and intricate details describing the tree.Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes,
TM

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Thank you so very much Talesha
Ooh! I love this wonderfully imaged tale, Jack. Wise indeed to love one's purpose, even when naysayers have their say.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Jack...

6 Years Ago

Right you are my friend. Thanks so much.

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Jack...

San Antonio, TX



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Not much to tell about me, I am just Jack, I am a poet, a writer, a musician, a painter, a builder and a dreamer. I live in south Texas but am originally from New Jersey and miss it more and more all .. more..

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