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Within a Tree

Every tree was born of a seed
absorbing water from its surroundings
while taking in nutrients
the roots begin to sprout
some dig deep to give support
while some stay close to the surface
in need of abundance
when storms come they are tossed around
For the ones that dig deep
have plentiful even when the surface is in drought
They shall withstand the seasons
Trees are hard to distinguish
in the spring when the leaves begin to sprout
for they blend in with others 
For when you see an apple appear
you shall call it an apple tree
And it shall produce apples every day of the week
It can not produce any different fruit 
The joy of seeing an apple tree
sprout from another apple tree
is amazing

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  1. Date: 7/9/2011 2:22:00 PM
    Great picture of a tree, you gave it life and strength of character, wonderful job.

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 5:55:00 AM
    VERY knowledgeable write...thanks for your comment on my work...Love Randa

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 12:12:00 PM
    great pen, thank u for the comment on my work

  1. Date: 5/23/2011 8:42:00 AM
    I read this the other day and ran out of time to comment on it. Life is like a tree. We are the seeds and we have to put down roots and become strong. We have to withstand the droughts and shine in sunny days. I like this analogy. Great write. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 5/5/2011 8:09:00 AM
    What a beautiful morning I am enjoying reading poetry here at PoetrySoup. I am happy to see yours among those which I am able to read this morning Stephan. May the sun shine down upon you and bring joy into your life today and always. Love, Carol