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The Flower -part two-

-The Tree of Life- 

Featuring: Casarah Nance
 ~~I am beautiful on the inside you will see~~
   ~But really I am just a tree in the woods.~
Beauty found within a tree that sits, and does not speak 
Owning, up to the heavens, come look at, when ready 
Just stop, admire, count your blessings, 
 enjoy the raven staring down at you
For this tree was not planted by a gardener, 
This tree, who needs, not to speak, draws true auspice air, 
Not like the gardener who planted a garden, 
 then got annoyed by the smallest of weeds
This is a story, about a gardeners mockery, 
After cutting down my Pecan Tree
 Hypocrite the farmer, 
 does not know the first thing when it comes to flora
Plant sources, that only grow in as weeds, 
 a picture not even God, sets his eyes upon

I forbid, the thirsty growers from coming, 
 when putting up or wanting to gossip and speak of my roots
Look how they lose their lower leaves,
 from over embracing each thorn 
Take heed the whispers of these filthy propagators, 
 at my windows & doorsteps, Shh, they are watching!
Peeping-Tomming, robbing from my bluebonnet bed, 
 while in a deep sleep counting sheep
Wake-up, and Click away, 
 the dandelions are gone, airborne into a fuller universe
From the hunger, I left behind, 
 since jealous eyes envied how high my beanstalk continues to rise
Smile, at the yellow wool, held out by the same green thumb gang, 
 whine when others succeed,
Patting one another on the back, 
 as if they were the National FFA Organization
Grazers growing superfast- crowfoot grass, a bitter look, 
 found in their dead pedal path
Horticulturist, all alone, on the inside, growing bushes of lies, 
 contaminated vase, black roses
I can't endure participating in a dead stem convention, 
 when the seed-woman cries for care
Exposing an over watered garden, 
 hoarding clodhoppers grin, separating everything
The potential of plowed plants, are nothing more than corrupt cactus, 
 and invasive plant species in disguise,
Proof they don't know the first thing when cultivating the perfect flowers,
A die hard moment- 
Not even the sun wants to climb up on the side of the landscape of falsehood
Sickened by the holes and yellow stains of dust and dirt, 
 broken by the Farmer and torn overalls
By daylight, the gardener lives kneeling, tending the greenhouse, of lies
By nighttime, the grower, swallows, by singing and tossing salads all night.

The Tree, continues to grow,
The Gardner Cries

A challenge by: Susan Burch ( she asked for a SORTA slam ) 
Inspired by: my own poem "THE FLOWER"
~FOR CONTEST~  Dedicated to: Nathan



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  1. Date: 4/19/2014 7:48:00 PM

    Roosvelt was very cute but you want a good laugh I had a crush on star treck's Spock for years, lol
  1. Date: 4/19/2014 11:52:00 AM

    Easter is a promise of joy and renewal May this one before us Marks a new beginning Of happiness, love and prosperity. Wishing you all a Happy Easter! With love Maxima
  1. Date: 4/19/2014 11:49:00 AM

    Easter is a promise of joy and renewal May this one before us Marks a new beginning Of happiness, love and prosperity. Wishing you all a Happy Easter! With love Maxima
  1. Date: 4/19/2014 11:13:00 AM

    Awesome write Linda..Very creative!
  1. Date: 4/19/2014 6:07:00 AM

    You go girl!!
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 9:01:00 PM

    Sorry if I responded so late. ‘Quite under relentless pressure of summer commitment @ schl.:)). In fact, goin there after an hour 2day for a dance & song rehearsal for Sun. + my speech (quite nervous, lol) . Not for Easter Celeb. but a farewell party of schl head. I’ll be coming back here soon. Pls. extend my happy birthday greetings to Royal, PJ & ur younger brother. Wish them & all of u the BEST of everything! Happy 2x Easter as well! I’ll b back. Many hugs! Love u all much, 4evr sis & BFF,Leo
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 9:00:00 PM

    Hi, my dearest sis! A very beautiful poem ‘though I’m sad about the tree . Yeah, I remember the “flower poem” of urs which I love it, too. This is a brilliant write exuding the super innate creativity/talent of my 4ever loving idol & all time fave poet . An incredible poet u are my evrdearest sis. I’m so glad & honored to read it 1st time in the morning 2day upon wakin up.. And, this is for a contest- a winner for me, yet, wishing u good luck. TY everSM for sharing & super huge hugs! Sending smiles & kisses as well! By d way, TYSM for d lovely comments, visit & win in your contest .( cont.)
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 8:46:00 PM

    A Tree with no shame, no bar code, living into it's full potential, an Artist of God's Garden. J.A.B.
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 8:41:00 PM

    I wanted to wish you a HAPPY EASTER Also to you and your family dear friend, hope everything finds you and yours well at this hoilday season. cheri
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 8:14:00 PM

    Hmmm, it is a deep one, PD. Always hard ones for me even though I have an inkling what some of this is about. It is rather harsh but it is also a slam and it's how you feel and that is what poetry is about. Keep putting your feelings into your poetry!
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 8:04:00 PM

    Hey, where is the flower poem? I should go read that one first again?? I will go look.
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 7:45:00 PM

    Nicely done very original my friend, very expressive it makes the mind think which is what it was meant to do right. You right it's not easy to type with one hand lol, but you choose which title intruges you dear friend, surprise me. lol cheri not cheryl pretty please.
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 5:27:00 PM

    you may well be right???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????/
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 12:29:00 PM

    I admire how this is written. I truly consider this a marvelous poem indeed plus I learned new words: clodhopper & Crowfoot grass. Delightful. This poem made my business-day happier. I am definitely learning a lot at this site.
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 12:28:00 PM

    AWESOME :) you have a magnificent way with words. I enjoyed this very much :) Hugs
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 11:25:00 AM

    A great poem on trees philosophically adorned top to bottom. Done really in a very nice ways to depict the importance. Good luck in the contest. Loved always, my best friend, bl
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 10:14:00 AM

    Very powerful, deep write Linda! I think you met the challenge!
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 9:41:00 AM

    I didn't ask for a 'sorta" slam silly! I said you sort of liked mine and challenged you to a slam! Anyway, I like how you did this from the tree's point of view! I sure do hate that farmer now! Sorry about your pecan tree :(
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 9:10:00 AM

    I remember "THE FLOWER" poem. Even the tallest can and will be browbeaten. Does not matter, how lovely you are from the inside. This is a sweet and sour story about a Tree, and a garden. Why should one believe beauty is how one confirms how pretty every flower is. Claiming beauty only on the outside, how shallow and bitter does life go for some. The gardener is intimidated by inner beauty of others, so obvious... Amazing Poem..... Sandyivy
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 8:49:00 AM

    I am intrigued. Crowsfoot is a tough one, always swooping in the gardener's trail. Pity the trees - I've been working on a sijo for them.
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 8:01:00 AM

    Hi Linda. Who would dare cut down a magnificent pecan tree? I do so miss them -- I grew up in Georgia. Live in Massachusetts now. No pecan trees here. I enjoyed your poem. Peace...Sam
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 7:38:00 AM

    Interesting work..Well, sometimes a tree is no longer productive and needs to go but we need all the trees we can get to freshen our air..Thanks for the visits to my page..Sara
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 6:47:00 AM

    Good that gardener needed to cry, trying to take down a wonderful tree. Shucks, I loved this Linda :) your so talented sweetheart
  1. Date: 4/18/2014 5:04:00 AM

    A challenge by: Susan Burch ( she asked for a sorta slam ) Inspired by: my own poem "THE FLOWER" Dedicated To: Nathan D. (Who Chopped Down A not so old 13 foot Pecan Tree) "He called me FLORA today, lol...." and promised to plant a garden in its place...... THANK YOU BUDDY.... XOX ....LINDA