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Just a tree

The mighty sycamore stands strong
Unmoved as life moves blindly by
Inviting branches like welcoming arms
More than a tree this engaging mystery
How many limbs have come together,
The tip out of reach forever?
Leaves whispering a multitude of childlike tales
Bales, sheltered from the summer sun
Invincible yet so vulnerable
And now as I view the painted brick wall
A part of me is just a memory

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  1. Date: 10/3/2009 6:37:00 AM
    Amazing poetry, congrats!! Love Light Truth Patty

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 6:54:00 PM
    I just wanted to drop by and add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 4:45:00 PM
    brings a tree to life! wonderful poem :) keep it up!!!------Ell (P.S. i'm part Irish !! *smile*)

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 10:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals Owen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 10:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured this week. Fantastic work, Owen!! Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 11:37:00 PM
    Owen, congrats on your feature...Raul

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 2:53:00 PM
    Nice use of imagery and an interesting perspective in this poem. Congratulations on having it featured. Keep on writing. Wishing you ongoing success. Karen

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 11:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem, nice write Owen>>James

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 6:28:00 AM
    Congratulations Owen on your featured poem this week. You will have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/5/2009 11:10:00 PM
    Congratulations! It's a great poem. Keep on sharing. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 6:58:00 PM
    "The tip out of reach forever" says so much, sort of my philosophy of life. This is beautifully written, Owen. It's so nice to have discovered another voice here -- there are so many and each poet's style is unique. Great poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 4:51:00 PM
    The sycamore tree has a lot of strength. It is also scared and holy to many, and goes way back into Egyptian history. I like the flow of this poem and the message. This piece is magical! If you would also like to read some uplifting and inspirational pieces, check out my "2009 Best Christian Poetry Award" blog on site regarding my book. Great job and God bless always! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 11:30:00 AM
    This is so good. Beautiful. I hope to read more Owen. Always, Jessica

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 6:50:00 AM
    This is an excellent submission. I like the flow of the words and the message. Welcome to poetry Soup. ~Joseph

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 11:51:00 AM
    Good verse full of wonder and longing, welcome! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 9:24:00 AM
    Love it Love You, Lexi! XOXOXO

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 8:31:00 AM
    Nice write

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 7:21:00 AM