Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places



Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

Methuselah

paul holmes Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Methuselah which was written by poet paul holmes. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by paul holmes

Best Paul Holmes Poems

+ Fav Poet

Methuselah

For four-thousand years and more
He’s withstood the tests of time;
Extremes of heat and cold
Haven’t cut him down in his prime;
Even now he proudly stands
As a testament of endurance,
The elements sure can’t defeat
This tree of majestic stance.
This Californian Bristlecone-Pine 
Stands high up in the mountain range,
How it manages to survive there
Leaves us gasping, it seems so strange;
How it’s lived for millennia
When other trees have long since died
Is truly amazing to consider,
Such tenacity can’t be denied.
On so dry and thirsty a terrain
This tree seems but to thrive,
A resilient nature for sure
Helps to keep it so alive
And, within its tough bark,
In the very heart of the tree
Must be a durability 
Of the highest degree.
Yes, the oldest living thing 
On our Planet Earth
Is a magnificent tree
Of such invaluable worth.
A grand, visible display
Of what determination can do;
A symbol of a great survivor
For us all to look up to. 

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 7/5/2010 2:16:00 AM
    a fine old age he was, a great example to us all and proves nothing is impossible for God, I love the story of enoch too , a man who neevr saw death amazing. take care God bless from diane