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The Sugar Maple Tree

I awake from winters slumber
As my sap begins to flow
My buds will shortly sprout
While my limbs begin to grow

I watch the many animals
That start to come around
To some I am a gym
While others lay quite sound

The birds will make their nest
In my many boughs
The weave each little nest
With great skill it's quite a show 

I've stood the test of time
As the seasons come and go
When summer comes I'll be
The shade that you love so

There used to be some children
Who would climb my sturdy limbs
They'd play all day around me
Their joy to me were hymns
When fall comes to pass
I put on my favorite suit
With reds oranges and yellows
The owl will even give a hoot

My sap is what I'm famous for
It taste so sweet when boiled down
I tell you just one sip of it
Will make a smile right from a frown

Now When my days are through
My journey still goes on
I may become a bedstead
Or a table for someone

Someone may yet use me
For a ceiling or a floor
You see my wood is prized
For many things even a door

But now I will just stand here
For everyone to see
The majesty and wonder
Of me the Sugar Maple tree

Created 7/21/15 for the Trees Personified contest


Copyright © Charles Reese


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  1. Date: 8/25/2015 5:17:00 PM

    Wonderful personification poem about the Sugar Maple tree, Charles. I really enjoyed reading it. All the best for the contest. Sandra