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WEEPING WILLOW

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WEEPING WILLOW

Mom sure loved willow switches.
Those willows never wore out,
she’d make them sing forever.
Worse, I had to pick them out.

I needed to change some things,
mom did not ask for this mess.
Time for me to grow up some.
My first switch, too small.

At thirteen and six foot tall,
I then tore down half a tree.
“No more whippings for me mom!”
Mom cried tears of joy!


For the TREES EVERYWHERE contest entered by John Trusty. A true story 
and I made sure to never make my mother cry again.

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 5:56:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 10:36:00 AM
    I really like this poem about a loving son. My sons still make me cry, but usually out of happiness. Well written - enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 5:46:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this one this eve..Good luck in the contest..Reads like a winner..Sara

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 8:39:00 AM
    Good work, luck in contest and take care of your mother. -oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/14/2012 6:04:00 PM
    Lovely set Dodoitsu John, good luvk in the contest, love Elizabeth