Dying Tree

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by TheLoneWolf, Aug 8, 2012.

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  1. TheLoneWolf

    TheLoneWolf Well-Known Member

    I don't know what you expect from me
    I am not the giving tree
    I am dying, can't you see?
    Soon my shade will cease to be
    No water wets this thirsty root
    No longer doth this branch bear fruit
    These limbs once sturdy, now hang down
    These leaves, once green, have turned to brown
    My arms aren't fit for a tire swing
    No birds in these branches will ever sing
    This wood too rotten to be lumber
    Why can't you leave me to my slumber?
    I see in the distance a forest fire
    My time approaches to expire
    I don't know why you'd choose to hinder
    My fate which is to become tinder
     
  2. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    :hug: This tree needs to live to be old and strong
     
  3. Samara

    Samara Account Closed

    Miracle grow? :console:
     
  4. TheLoneWolf

    TheLoneWolf Well-Known Member

    If you cut me, do I not bleed? Well actually I don't. That's sap, not blood. And if you count the rings, you'll notice I'm already quite old.
     
  5. MoAnamCara

    MoAnamCara SF Artist

    TheLoneWolf - I really like this, thank you for sharing.
     
  6. TheLoneWolf

    TheLoneWolf Well-Known Member

    Thank you for liking it. At least my existence occasionally serves some small purpose, I guess. Maybe someone will come along and chop me down and burn me in their fireplace. I always enjoyed a good fire.
     
  7. MoAnamCara

    MoAnamCara SF Artist

    I certainly hope not.
     
  8. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    hey Wolf...another great poem...
     
  9. TheLoneWolf

    TheLoneWolf Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. I try. I know I don't have many redeeming qualities, but hopefully I am at the very least a halfway mediocre poet.
     
  10. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    You have many great qualities, and you are a better than mediocre poet :hug:
     
  11. TheLoneWolf

    TheLoneWolf Well-Known Member

    Oh if you only knew how drunk I was when I wrote this, lol...
     
  12. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    So, then be the drunken poet all the time if that makes you more creative, lol
     
  13. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    This poem says a lot. Plus you have a kool icon to go with your tree.
     
  14. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Wolfie, that's a great poem. A balanced rhythm and rhyme are often hard to achieve, and you made it sound so effortless! I hope the tree grows ancient - you have so much to offer!
     
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