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Tears From A Tree

                                            a tree
                                          quite   tall.
                                         With out any 
                                       leaves,  to shed
                                     in the fall. Standing
                                  firm, until winter comes.
                                Then I  hear  someone  say
                             "Yes, I  think  that's  the  one!"
                           Out comes the saw, and they begin
                       to cut me down. For the sake of a season,
                   I'm removed from the ground. Placed in a home
              and all frilled up. Filling my branches with shinny things,
       also a star on top. A couple of weeks later I begin to feel the pain.
   No longer getting nourishment from my roots, and my life begins to fade.
                                           I am a  simple 
                                           tree,    that  is
                                           used a couple     
                                           weeks  of   the 
                                           year.The sticky
                                           sap  you see, is 
                                           my  abundance
                                           of tears. When
                                           I hear the saw
                                           I  am  filled with 
                                           great       fear.
                                           Hoping you will
                                           plant    another
                                           tree like me, as     
                                           you take my life.
                                           For    it  is  truly 
                                           the   only  thing,
                                           that      I     feel
                                           is              right.

Danny Boy: 10-18-13 :*(


Copyright © Dan Kearley

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  1. Date: 2/3/2014 12:15:00 PM
    WOW! What amazing power this poem has. The illustration of the tree made it perfect. It also made my heart sad because while I was reading it I put myself in the place of the tree and it really did hurt. This is an eye opener for live Christmas trees everywhere. Thanks Dan what a beautiful write.

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 10:40:00 PM
    Remarkable. I'm amazed, how does one come up with such an idea, and perform to this degree?

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 11:56:00 PM
    Danny you get a 7 for this one. I love the way you wrote this poem and also the formation of the tree. it is sad, though beautiful. I wanted to cry. I have a story of a tree. I might just post it here. It will have to be in parts. Thanks for sharing this with us..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 11:52:00 PM
    The shape added to it but the tree touched me. I'll never think about getting a live tree again. This poem will always be in my mind.

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 7:20:00 PM
    Wow! So nice to read your verse this evening. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 11:02:00 AM
    Great personification and Shape. A meaningful and well crafted poem.

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 8:20:00 PM

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 8:18:00 PM
    Totally awesome Dan....:-)

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 4:38:00 PM
    Hello Dan, Boy, this makes me think I am glad I always have a fake tree...SMiles, well done dear poet and the shape is amazing....SMiles Shar

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 3:34:00 PM
    - Have you thief looked at "my tears" in my shape poem ..... lol ..... :))) - This is really good my f.e.f. Dan!! - Shape poem is not easy to make... as you plan it .... - Have a beautiful weekend! - oxox // Anne-Lise ;/ <3 <3 <3

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 10/18/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :o) Ha,hahahaha... And we both decided to write a shape poem today? How odd? You are right... It is difficult to write a shape poem and get it just right. :o)
    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 10/18/2013 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Mind transfer..... destiny ???