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While hiking in the mountains above 10,000 feet, you begin to see less vegetation because of less water and colder temperatures.  One tree that I observed was standing by itself but it was bent over, deformed by the constant wind that blows.  I felt a calling to this tree – alive  . . . not giving up . . . digging down to get water and holding on . . . I was encouraged . . . it was as if this tree was saying “don’t give up, life may be brutally hard, it may disfigure you . . . but never give up – stand up to the wind and the forces that would want to rip you up!”  Though the tree was standing by itself it was not alone – small craggy bushes, smooth rocks and tuffs of grass were gathered around like a circle of friends – cheering.  Take heart friends be strong and courageous and cheer for each other.   Live generously.

      a tree deformed by
years of wind stands bent but not
              broken, calls to you

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Date: 3/22/2015 1:48:00 AM
I agree with Rajat, David. The tree is a fine example of true grit, developed endurance...I love this write. Speaks so much to my heart. Hugs and smiles on a Sunday from the isles! Kim :)
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Date: 2/3/2015 5:50:00 PM
David, this is a perfect Haiku, about a tree that bends, but still thrives. Well done. :O) Keep up with the great work. Keep on penning. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful and creative talents with us. We all truly appreciate it. *S* Cynthia
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Date: 12/13/2014 6:59:00 AM
yes a great example of grit. Love David XXXX rajat
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Date: 10/31/2014 3:56:00 PM
Good Haiku David, the elements do tend to do damage to nature
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David Meade
Date: 11/1/2014 11:42:00 AM
I hate it when it hails . . . so sunny days and good fishin, go TCU Horn Frogs. . .
Date: 10/31/2014 12:47:00 PM
The beauty of resilience, well expressed.
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Date: 10/31/2014 1:40:00 PM
You are so kind to read my words. All the best Cona.
Date: 10/29/2014 8:31:00 AM
Misfortunes or natural causes may test the character of a man but if not broken his strength inspires to follow his example. A very profound and didactic Haiku, dear David!
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Date: 10/29/2014 11:30:00 AM
thank-you for your words, though I have to confess . . . I had to look up the word didactic -- great word and you captured my agenda. All the best my friend.
Date: 10/29/2014 3:20:00 AM
Magic! They teach, impress, inspire, give shade, breath and food and shelter. How can we not feel they are a precious friend? I loved what you wrote in your notes. I feel the way you do, a kindred spirit!
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David Meade
Date: 10/29/2014 8:57:00 PM
I read some of your poems today -- yes, kindred spirits. Give all your friends hugs, tree hugger.
Date: 10/29/2014 12:02:00 AM
a Great metaphor for certain aging people, this is how I see it!
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Date: 10/29/2014 8:58:00 PM
I am one of those aging people!! Just turned 84 and I am bent over . . . not really but it feels like it some days!!
Date: 10/28/2014 6:08:00 PM
It is amazing to see these types of miracles in nature..Enjoyed reading your story and work..Thanks for the visit to my page.Sara
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David Meade
Date: 10/28/2014 6:17:00 PM
I love your words and imagination -- all the best friend. ddm
Date: 10/28/2014 2:58:00 PM
I can see that tree...hear its call.
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Date: 10/28/2014 6:14:00 PM
Thank-you for reading the poem. May you always see and hear the call and be inspired. All the best. ddm