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Simple Yearnings

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Simple Yearnings

Trees have struggled from a fetal curl
just to burst upon the world
born to reach out, to grow, to strive;
limbs stretched to be alive.

As the long years have come and passed.
I've stood 'gainst man's lash.
though fumes may waylay my breath
still twisted form knows not death.

Trunks side by side we stand and dream
uprooted famed without scheme.
Boles and branches, root and soul
we soldier on, keep man whole.

To clean the air, to bring you shade,
the God filled beauty of a glade.
We simply yearn to see the sun
and help mankind, till day is done.

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  1. Date: 1/13/2013 7:56:00 AM
    Hello Debbie Some great images here...love all the curled and fetal and might of stretching to grow by soul n tree alike Ingrid

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 12:10:00 PM
    Trees are our lifeline. Very well written.

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 7:11:00 PM
    :-) lol. Debbie thanks for the funny comment. I picture you reading the T-Cards. Love the feeling of your poem. #1 Sandy

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:04:00 AM
    a great way to show the "feelings" of trees. I think they must feel things in some way or other. Such a wonderful part of our existence. Very nicely portrayed. and now I am OUT the DOOR. School awaits.

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 5:28:00 PM
    Your poem is excellent from all standards American or non-American. The Aging Tree is a story of his life told by a tree that was self-sprouting pleading to be spared of axing in its old age. There is no high flown philosophy in the poem. The two poems are poles apart in theme and approach. Best wishes. -Mohammad Yamin

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 2:30:00 PM
    I am drawn to tree's, this was a lovely description and imparts the significance of trees to our very existance.

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 2:35:00 PM
    Debbie, A few years ago I wrote a poem titled The Aging Tree. Please visit the poem and share with me your views.

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 1:14:00 PM
    An amazing poem. The story of a tree. Very well done.It will win all nature lover's admiration. I am glad you like my Tanka Naive Heart. Thanks for clarifying the word praying. How naive of me. Love. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 7:00:00 AM
    Soldier on. This a well-organised piece.

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 5:30:00 PM
    A beautiful poem Debbie. I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 4:23:00 PM
    Yes, they do so much for us. Give us shade, oxygen and take our carbon monoxide. They are there for a purpose. Love it, Debbie. Have a good day.

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 3:17:00 PM
    Poem fits so well with the title. May we always stive to help mankind !! Blessings !!