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To Be a Tree

Were I to decide today, I might choose the simplest way….
Yet, I cannot but think that I’d regret losing the experiences I would get.
Water, bends and flows and trickles through every crevice it can find….
Taking the path of least resistance to wind its’ way towards it’s’ goal.
Yes, water is flexible, as we should sometimes be….
But water evaporates.
Now a tree, yes, a tree….
A tree stands tall, reaching out as far as its’ limbs allow, so it can caress the heavens. 
A tree forces its’ roots deep, often ripping through concrete to remain firmly planted….
A tree is stable, strong, almost eternal…
It only fades when it must make room for another or when felled by an axe.
Were I to decide today, I might choose the water’s way….
But a tree’s life, I bet, would make me that much happier yet. 

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  1. Date: 7/5/2015 11:07:00 PM
    LEAH* I enjoyed reading this poem, Thank you for sharing. Always & Forever ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 8/24/2012 9:07:00 AM
    Hi Leah! very nice poem, my only suggestion is to use the word "Were" instead of "Where." Hugs, catie :)