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Long To Be


For often through the way I feel
An idea to try and win your heart,
Unspoken action this the deal
Of simple mind no a la carte.

Because life I know soon to fade
Token symbol of you and me,
Somewhere to muse, feel love in shade
Of our moments together free.

Oh I know I could never be
Yet try I must stand in your life,
Sturdy foundations yet still free
Throughout all kinds of weather, rife.

Powerful touch of kindly prune
Such dignity with bloom the key,
When snipped away to nature's tune
Oh how I long to be your tree.


As spring did pass into summer’s full bloom 
To stand with arms outstretched in seasons all 
As the seasons knit like the weaving loom 
Through the cold of winter, strong through to fall 

Its strength and character for eons stand 
The unkindest cut that will ever be 
To not love and support this tree so grand 
And not to kindly prune the fruiting tree. 

The strength of sweeping boughs as arms held wide 
My heart grows secure within those limbs strong 
As arms strong, my dreams to be held inside 
Standing folded in your boughs is not wrong 

As a strong longing to be my fruit tree 
I beg of nature that you fruit with me 

© Mandy Tams 5/09/2013 
© Harry j Horsman 5/09/2013 
For Shadows Contest.  Team Work

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  1. Date: 10/3/2013 1:42:00 PM
    Team work has won a with this great work..Enjoyed reading this winner..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 11:09:00 AM
    Harry, wonderful team work........ lovely win............SKAT

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 12:48:00 AM
    hi there congratulations on your placement harry it was a pleasure as always collaborating with you xx

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    Date: 10/2/2013 3:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    this is collab Mandy with you i do not understand how this was judged, maybe we did not follow the rules, because how would shadow know, who wrote what...
  1. Date: 10/1/2013 7:21:00 PM
    Way to go Harry and Mandy, congratulation.

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 3:46:00 PM
    congrats on 3rd in team work contest Ty for entering Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 11:45:00 AM
    Wonder writes you guys! You compliment each other beautifully. Hugs

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 9:33:00 PM
    This is just beautiful. You both did a beautiful job. I really enjoyed reading this eveving. Thanks for sharing....... Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 8:06:00 PM
    Awesome job, you two. My oh my. I need to find me a partner like you found with Mandy!! I know you guys will score high with this one!! luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 9:00:00 AM
    Excellent comparison of love with fruits and tree with heart. Well done with golden pen. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 2:47:00 AM
    Thanks harry you always inspire me to come up with something it is always a pleasure doing a collab with you xx

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 9:48:00 PM
    Nice experiment, something different

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Good work here, last line made me smile!

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 8:19:00 AM
    Wow..You wowed me all way through..Harry and Mandy.Going to my fvs