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A weeping willow

Theres a tree I know,
Its just around the block.

It stands the test of time,
Just like a ticking clock.

When I pass by this tree,
I have to make a stop.

Of profound beauty, & grace,
So unique, just cant get enough.

Looking at this tree, 
I see the sorrow it displays.

How its leaves, carry a burden
Of what human emotions convey.

Sadness, confusion, turmoil.
Each leaf has a name.

Calling anyone, who can hear it.
To leave there hurt & pain.

Its roots channel, each feeling and
Transplant it to each branch

It grows, long, slender & silvery
Almost, falling to the ground.

Outpouring love & compassion
Knowing, each one of us still has a chance.

To change our conditions, nurture & remain.
Be still in our actions,  Replemish & start again.

Just like the weeping willow flourishes
In the harshest of times, so does
Our stregnth endure, till the end of time.

Posted 6/19/13

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 4:29:00 PM
    Cherie that was a beautiful poem using my favourite tree as a metaphor, loved it...Peter

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 9/12/2013 8:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi peter this is my favorite tree to:) so glad you loved it:0) cherie
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 7:23:00 PM
    Cherie, this is a great entry. And it shows that life can be like a weeping willow. ... Sad, at times, yet so inspiring... Congrats...Jake

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 7/4/2013 9:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much jake for your kind words,,, appreciate your lovely comment...thankyou cheriex
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:10:00 PM
    CHERIE, this is a nice winning poem in PD's contest. <3 SKAT <3

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 7/4/2013 9:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi skat...thanks for your lovely comment,,, enjoyed pd contest. Many thanks again....cheriex
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 4:31:00 PM
    Hi Cherie, CONGRATULATIONS~ and thank you for having patients and enjoying my contest... sorry I took a week in posting the winners. I had much fun in closing my Encouragement / Inspiration contest. many poems helped touch the moment. take care and have yourself a lovely day.... LINDA

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 7/4/2013 9:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi linda,,,, thats ok and thanks so much enjoyed entering this contest, thankyou very much onelove....cheriex
  1. Date: 6/12/2013 7:07:00 PM
    Hi ink,,,, I love nature so much!!! It, speaks to us we just have to wake up and listen...your comments are so refreshing!!! Thankyou:0)

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 10:16:00 PM
    Very inspirational. how you used the tree in expressing "life".