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Dead tree

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Dead tree

Dead tree.

She stands there like she has for years
The life in her all gone
Once she wore a coat of green
And she'd be filled with song
As feathered friends of every kind
Would rest among her leaves
And as in life the same in death
Our tree will never grieve.

So all alone, she looks, this tree
All etched against black clouds
Although the life in her be gone
She stands there looking proud
And all her majesty is seen
By those with eyes to see
I take her picture once again
Try to catch her mystery

21 September 2013 @1920hrs.

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  1. Date: 8/2/2014 11:55:00 PM
    What a lovely sight to see...and presented poignantly and beautifully. The melancholy of death and life entwined.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/3/2014 3:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Craig you are very kind to my poem, I appreciate, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 9:56:00 AM
    Hi Peter came by for a read of a great poet and found This wonderful write . This truly is a beauty! it aligns with life. trees are a marvel they represent strength and their presence is For us. Sad to see that tree go. Your a gifted poet my friend. Thank you very much for this grand write. Peace, Deborah

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 5/11/2014 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Deborah. In Australia we have so many dead trees and they blend in so beautifully with the live ones, which fills me with a wonderful Feeling of mystery...I thank you for your kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 4/21/2014 7:17:00 AM
    Poet fertilize the tree to live more not in lands but hearts.Succeeded!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 4/21/2014 4:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Muhammad, for your words of wisdom, they are appreciated....Peter
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 5:24:00 PM
    I loved this poem, Peter! It is very emotional and it evokes sympathy for this tree. I have a dead tree in my front yard, and I just cannot bear to cut it down. It adds some great character to my lawn, and even though it is dead it is still beautiful! Fantastic poetry!...Thank you for the kind comments, once again!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 5/11/2014 5:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have a dead Banksia tree in my garden Kelly, and I could not bear to cut it down either. so I planted all climbers around it. Thank you for your kind comments, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 7:18:00 PM
    so sad! even a dead tree can look majestic, though, or at least inspire a great poem. i enjoyed...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/9/2013 5:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ilene, without death there could be no life, everything is necessary in it's own way. Peter
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 3:17:00 PM
    The words came together for this grand work....glad I found it this afternoon.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/9/2013 5:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Wayne, I surely appreciate your comments
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 12:57:00 PM
    A beautifully penned poem you have here! I feel the emotion in this write! Great write Peter! Have a good day! :) Thank you also for reading my poems! :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/21/2013 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Chris. there is so much beauty, even in a dead tree. I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 8:45:00 AM
    Nice expressions on dead tree. When you write rhymes, please give once over and see if you have missed, Peter. I enjoy your poetry as you write heart and not head,

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/21/2013 2:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Doc, I appreciate your comments. and thanks for picking me up on my mistakes, I have fixed it now....Peter