A Poem by timcampbell

if the heavens had set a limit
if the heavens had set a goal
some unspeakable barrier
or an unmentionable toll
that to be passed must be paid
or face the fear of falling down
we wouldn't be able to rise
like plants growing from the ground


and we started off as little seeds
our roots grew into a shaken earth
we walked in the footsteps of our fathers
and the heaven's rained down on us
yes, we felt all the motions
and drowned in all our problems
but when we broke ground and looked around
then we knew that we could solve them


we really still have room to grow
and we have to grow our own branches and leaves
our roots have to become independent
because we have to become our own trees
so we can prove to you that
there is no toll and there is no barrier
and we'll make our tip-tops reach the heavens
and scream, "no we won't even stop here"


and when we look inside, we'll see
rings imprinted upon our memory
the love you've all shown to your baby trees
will always be here for the world to see

© 2009 timcampbell

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This is inspiring.
Encourages me to believe in a big bright beautiful future. =]

You are one of my favorite poets, Tim.
You have a spectacular way with words.

Posted 15 Years Ago

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Added on May 30, 2009
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Mannheim, Germany

My name's Timothy Campbell and I like to write poetry. I'm 18 years old and I live in Mannheim, Germany. I am a senior at Mannheim High School and graduate in June 2009! Can't wait. more..