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Death Of A Tree

Through clouds and fog visions of Leland Cyrpus turning brown~dying
Too dry or just the fungi to which they are suseptible?

One by one death slowly overtakes them

Their usefulness still needed; their time here still important but death visits anywary__

Nature has a way of weeding out..

The needles 'pon the pines begin to turn amber
                     The oldest ones will fall to the ground to decay__

Just a part of the fall season

       Their needles useful for mulch and to hold in moisture

A protection against the cold of winter of the dry days of summer

Humans are part of the natural order_some die in the spring, some in the summer

               Some live to their autumn but still are useful and important
                                   Some live to their winter to grow old and feeble 

Long past their best years but to their family are still so important, loved and needed
                    In the scheme of things__death calls them away.....  

Copyright © Sara Kendrick

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  1. Date: 10/28/2013 11:18:00 PM
    I love the metaphors for death and the seasons. Just like plants, some people whither, and do not make it to summer or autumn. That is a harsh reality of life that we all must face...A deeply emotional and beautiful poem. I loved it!...Thank you very much for the great comments. They made me smile! :)

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:24:00 PM
    I enjoy when trees start to lie dormant, when they have the prettiest leaves on them! But they are not dead, I do not like to see a tree die, that is sad! I really loved reading this illustrious poem this afternoon! What a glorious piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 11:03:00 AM
    yes, such truth here, Sara - thoughtful write indeed

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 9:02:00 AM
    - Autumn is beautiful when the trees bear the colorful leaves .... when the leaves are falling to the ground ... branches are naked, black ..... reminds me of death ... is sad sight ..... - Thanks for your well written poem Sara. - Have a nice Sunday. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 8:00:00 AM
    the cycles of ofe so rendered beautifully through your lyrical pen, sara.. totally amazed!..:) jhuggs