The tree

The tree

A Poem by moonbeam40



The purpose of the tree is manifold,

the reason for its being here is told

all trees that grow they are of the bough

and on all branches leaves he did endow

oxygen from these leaves doth flow

to help the earth and all within it grow

to sustain life in all its many varied forms

every species in existence ever born

the trees they grow in all their majesty

are there for every sighted eye to see

producing fruits and nuts for one and all

which by their very nature they do fall

on to the ground were they abound

for every creature to be found

they also house the wildlife families

birds build their nests,to hatch their young,

its where their songs are often sung

and up their trunks the squirrels run

to gather nuts, and bask in the sun

they are not there at will to be felled

these majestic trees that serve you all so well, nature will do this task very well

The only time you may fell a tree

is if it is over ridden with disease

they must stay and serve their natural

span,and not be hewn, by greedy human hands,

and of these trees you must take great care

when nature stops all the fruits they bear,

just prune them back and leave them there,

throughout the winter for them to prepare

next seasons fruits for all to share.

Without the tree, you would not be.


















© 2011 moonbeam40

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Sometimes us humans have no real concept of beauty and creation, and how important our nature is, and here you touch on the beauty of tree's, as if they are the humans giving and sharing, all through their lives, and your writing makes them come alive ~ beautifully done.

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


We should all respect and honor the gifts of the trees. Thank you for the reminder.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This was written with a brilliant hand! Love the imagery! I have a whole new out look an trees!

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This poem reminds me of the circle of life. I also got a message to take care of the planet and nature. Another enjoyable poem with a deep and basic theme. Thank you for sharing it!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Oh how so moving and true love! This is stunning work.....we really need to think what we are doing, the consequences of our actions! This is a wonderful poem xx

Posted 10 Years Ago

nature is a wonderful thing and an endless beauty, loved the poem

Posted 10 Years Ago

moonbeam, i love trees... they are not only beautiful but do so much for us and the birds and squirells ( not spelled right the little animals with furry tail who eat acorn- i thought i could spell squrells)
This poem is like an ode to the tress and know they would love all you have written.
Nice knowing you here and thank you for your reviews:)


Posted 10 Years Ago

we humans are so bad i can't even tell you that...tree are life for us..we just ruin them away..killing them on daily basis..this poem opens my mind and soul..
i love trees..growing them..tree are really alive..this poem is very well written i liked it a lot..this is going to my favourates..thanks for sharing it:)

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this was a very insightful read, and it flowed with elegance! so beautifully written!

Posted 10 Years Ago

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reminds me of the poem Trees by Joyce speak the majesty of these gentle natural lifeforms into the lifegivers they are..lovely..smooth ..

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This poem works so well at describing just how important trees are. I guess they're something that we overlook or don't think about too much until they're gone. I really miss them when I'm in London - acres of dirty concrete and not a bit of greenery in sight. There's more life in the desert!

What I particularly like in this poem is how you've explored every aspect of the subject. From the scientific, "oxygen from these leaves doth flow" to food, "fruits and nuts for one and all" and shelter, "birds build their nests". This then makes it much more persuasive when you point out how we should care for them much more than we do.

This seems to be a very personal poem and I detect an air that you clearly care deeply about the subject.

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on April 11, 2011
Last Updated on October 6, 2011



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Western zodiac sign Gemini, Eastern Zodiac I am The Metal Dragon. Born June 7th 1940, was evacuated until 1947, when war ended 1945? Born in Hornchurch Essex although I am not in any records? Many st.. more..


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