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Climbing The Tree

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Climbing The Tree

I spent a day with thoughts that only my mind could see Under what is now I'd say a very large tree Thinking thoughts of my younger years,that only I had seen When I was a young boy so careless and full of glee What things this wonderous world had then instore for me Such a joy it would be for me to once again now see How I spent my younger days of foolishness so free Under what is now this large and very old tree Amongst the blowing and whispering winds This young boys journeys are so soon to begin With a new day of thoughts always sure to sink in As he carefuly reaches for each and every new limb Another year the boys mind grows a little bit more bolder The young boy and the tree both grew another year older Thinking on this day now he may finally reach the top But mother sees from the window yelling for him to "stop!" So upset the boy yells back asking his mother, "why?" Then with that motherly loving,yet old firmilure sigh She says "because I love you and don't want you to fall" "Haven't you learned anything in that school at all?" "Like whatever goes up must always come back down?" "And the last thing I need to see is you falling down to the ground!" Upset he climbs back down on his face such a disapointed frown With thoughts of one day climbing it when she's nowhere around This is one of those rules that most boys must always break One day climbing to the top no matter what it may take To see the world from a new view,and a different height Sometime when he's all alone out of his loving mothers sight

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  1. Date: 1/29/2013 1:39:00 AM
    Hi Dan yes life throws us challenges we must face sooner or later, hope you climbed the tree, all the best Owen soupmail

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 11:32:00 AM
    Life lessons and challenges ...... always to new heights. - Very well written Dan. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 5:50:00 AM
    Love this poem Dan, you are right, boys need to feel like they r exploring the world from the treetops while growing up. Its the adventure and much more. This is a great poem, lovely flow and its like an extension of your maple tre poem that is featured this week. A big Congrats Dan :-) - Shaz

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 5:47:00 PM
    Nicely done Dan and I am willing to bet my last shilling that you did romp all the way to the top, if you were in my room right now, you would discover a smile on my face, one I can't erase, xxx One for you one for mother and one for the holy spirit, xxx