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Memories On Branches

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Memories On Branches

An old board and a rope had made me a swing,
Sitting there when I was around the age of nine,
I curiously looked up to see the first sign of spring,
Where a robin was building a nest of twigs entwined.

Summer's heat burned my shoulders, so I sought shade,
I climbed up into your strong arms at the age of fourteen,
Along with a book, I relaxed in a solitude no one could invade,
I found myself lost within the pages and the leaves of green.

On a lazy, autumn afternoon, at the age of twenty-three,
I raked the dead leaves that buried my feet into a pile,
Through the orange limbs my black cat peered down at me,
Then leapt from the tree to play among the leaves for awhile.

Now, as I am rapidly approaching the age of thirty-one,
Branches are encased in ice, as winter continues to unfold,
From my window, I see the cardinals and the disappearing sun,
Reminding me that life still survives in the bitter cold.





March, 7th, 2014

Gail Angel Doyle's contest - "Memories On Branches"

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  1. Date: 4/10/2014 5:43:00 PM
    Kelly, beautifully written winner!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/12/2014 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Dave. I always appreciate your kindness! :)
  1. Date: 4/10/2014 9:42:00 AM
    This is one awesome poem! I read it really slow so I could try to take in all the imagery of the different seasons, but I did not take it all in the first time to be sure. The second stanza has some really good personification in it too. You inspire!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/11/2014 10:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Isaiah. I always appreciate your kind and encouraging comments. I am very happy that you enjoyed my poem! :)
  1. Date: 4/7/2014 6:09:00 PM
    Kelly, , Congratulations, a wonderful win. Thank you:). ~SKAT~

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/10/2014 1:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, SKAT. :)
  1. Date: 4/7/2014 2:01:00 PM
    Excellent poem, Gail, you let me share your various experiences beneath the tree branches, congratulations on your win.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/10/2014 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Sheri. I'm glad that you enjoyed my poem! :)
    Harper Avatar Sheri Fresonke Harper
    Date: 4/7/2014 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oops, so sorry Kelly, I really though I was reading Gail's still. Congratulations on your win, Kelly
  1. Date: 4/7/2014 7:47:00 AM
    Kelly this one is a wonderful write ! Congrats on ur win ,,

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/10/2014 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much. I am happy that you enjoyed my poem! :)
  1. Date: 4/7/2014 3:18:00 AM
    What a beautiful write - congrats on win - Ron

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/10/2014 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Ron!
  1. Date: 4/6/2014 5:55:00 PM
    Great poem Kelly...congrats :)

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/9/2014 5:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, David! :)
  1. Date: 4/3/2014 1:34:00 PM
    nicely done Kelly... A lovely win...Linda

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/4/2014 7:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, once again, Linda. I always appreciate your kind words! :)
  1. Date: 4/3/2014 8:46:00 AM
    You paint a beautiful picture of memories on branches reflecting the seasons of life. Congrat's on your win, kelly and thank you for honoring me with a first place win in your recent contest. Elaine

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/3/2014 8:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your kind comments, Elaine. And, you are very welcome for the placement. Thank you for entering my contest. :)
  1. Date: 4/2/2014 6:17:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with this poem showing the loyalty of your friend, the tree. Nicely done. Love, Joyce

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/3/2014 6:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Joyce. Trees do make wonderful friends, because they are always there when we need them most! :)
  1. Date: 4/2/2014 4:21:00 AM
    Hi Kelly, Congrats on your win. A nurturing tree, I could well believe it, as trees have a spirituality and sustaining nature of their own. Regards Theresa xx

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/2/2014 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Theresa, I agree with you, trees do seem to be very protective, and they can be that friend who is always there, no matter what. Thank you for the kind comments! :)
  1. Date: 4/2/2014 1:50:00 AM
    An apt form you have chosen for the theme of your poem. Congrats on the fine win,kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/2/2014 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Dr. Ram. It was interesting to see the variety of forms used in this contest.
  1. Date: 4/2/2014 12:49:00 AM
    wow how did I never see this one.It is so gorgeous, Kelly. And I see it won. Congratulations.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/2/2014 5:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sometimes, I post too many poems at once, then they do tend to get overlooked. I'm glad you are seeing this one now, though. Thank you for your kind words, Andrea! I'm very happy that you enjoyed it. :)
  1. Date: 4/2/2014 12:07:00 AM
    Hi Kelly, AWESOME ENDING:) Congratulations, ON YOUR WIN ~SKAT~

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/2/2014 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi SKAT, Thank you so much! :)
  1. Date: 4/1/2014 10:46:00 PM
    You've spun a fine tale. Congratulations on your glory. Cheers!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/2/2014 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Michael!
  1. Date: 4/1/2014 1:20:00 PM
    This poem spoke to me, it was one I could easily relate to. Beautifully written! Congrats on your fabulous win and write Kelly and thank you so much for supporting my contest! love to you...

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/2/2014 2:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your nice comments, Gautami! I'm very happy you enjoyed my poem and that you found it relatable. I do appreciate my placement in your contest! :)
  1. Date: 3/20/2014 7:06:00 PM
    I love this Kelly, enjoyed watching you grow and change with each season...well written lovely write. Hugs

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/21/2014 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Cecilia! I'm so happy that you enjoyed my poem. Your kind comments really meant a lot to me! Hugs :)
  1. Date: 3/18/2014 6:41:00 PM
    Great work about life's phases..Reads like winning material to me..Thanks for the visit to my page..I am honored to be on the winners' list in your contest..Sara

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/18/2014 11:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind visit, as well, Sara! Your poem was deserving of a first place win. Thanks for entering! :)
  1. Date: 3/12/2014 11:30:00 AM
    This is great. Again, very simple, but very soulful and deep. There is definite beauty in simplicity. This is sure to be a winning entry. Enjoyed it very much, SP :)

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/13/2014 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you once again, BP! I completely agree with you, there is much beauty in simplicity. I guess that I've just been in a lighter mood lately. But, don't worry, I will be getting back to writing those deep, metaphorical and complex poems shortly! I do appreciate your wonderful comments, my friend! :)
  1. Date: 3/12/2014 8:11:00 AM
    A very lovely write, Kelly!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/12/2014 10:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Bindu! I always appreciate your kind visits, my friend. Please, consider entering my first contest. The theme is "Heart And Soul". Your style of poetry is just what I am looking for! :)
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