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Pohutukawa Tree

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Pohutukawa Tree

Pohutukawa tree I wonder
Which of man’s endless bloody battles
Planted you here?
Your venous red needle flowers
Drop to the ground below
Where they lie in corpuscle puddles

Whose mothers are they I wonder?
Lying in the branches
Morning the senseless loss
Of their loved sons and brothers

Pohutukawa tree
Reminder of war’s terrible cost
So Pohutukawa tree be
Keeper of the peace

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  1. Date: 3/3/2013 9:03:00 AM
    Gary, many blessings on your featured poem this passed week. Have yourself a new and awesome week.:-) Always & Forever * LINDA

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 3:49:00 PM
    Welcome to Soup! If you need any help please don't hesitate to ask...Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Wow, what a name for a tree. It reminds me of the tree from Avatar and Grandmother Willow from Pochahontas. Good poem. I like it - JH