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I Fell in Love With a Tree Stump

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I Fell in Love With a Tree Stump

I fell in love with a tree stump.
A quite curious stump was he.
No branches to thump.
No fall leaves to see.
But a very special stump was he.

There in the woods, other trees grew tall.
Swaying their limbs and leaves in the breeze.
But one special tree stump won my awe.
Once, tall and stately was he, before the freeze.
Now, short and sad hearted because of the saw.

I was weary, downhearted, and lonely.
When, I spotted that stump beside a pile of wood.
A perfect place to rest, it seemed to me.
I rushed right over as quickly as I could. 
Then, sat right there, relaxed, and feeling so good.

While trees all around made their showy stance,
I sat and enjoyed from my comfortable stump.
He had no limbs nor leaves to wind-dance.
He had no branches to thump.
He was there for me to rest myself…by chance.

Pining alone, I fell in love with that tree stump.
A quiet refuge was he.
No longer sad, life became plump.
And my soul soared higher than one can see.
For he was there when I needed him…and he needed me.

© October 28, 2010
Dane Smith-Johnsen

Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

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  1. Date: 11/4/2010 9:29:00 AM
    A wonderful tribute to the stump. I enjoyed the read. Good luck in the contest. Caryl

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 7:25:00 PM
    my soul still soars at memories. john

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 1:02:00 PM
    Such a sweet poem about the lonely tree stump that you befriended, Dane Ann! Best wishes for success in the contest. (I couldn't find a short URL for a Jabba the Hutt image. If you have one, please send it to me.) Love you, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 12:48:00 PM
    :) The best to you in the contest Dane Ann. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 9:53:00 AM
    I hope what you need is always there! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 7:56:00 AM
    Very nice pen picture of the stump with good imagery, Dane. Good luck in the contest,

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 6:07:00 AM
    fantastic poem.

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 5:56:00 AM
    piquant piece with descriptive word usage, dane... all the best! warmest, nette

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 5:44:00 AM
    excellent imagery just love this. Harry