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My Old Companion


My Old Companion

Once you arched where children play,
Heard the laughter and slapping of tether balls;
Roads made of sand with little boy sounds
A long time ago.

You have been my friend, my loyal protector,
Though storms have gnarled your limbs.
Home to owls, blue jays and sparrows,
Your friends, my friends.

I’ve watched your siblings’ peeling bark,
And I believe I heard your cries,
As cracks appeared and chainsaws neared,
You had to say goodbyes.

As long as you will umbrella my head,
As long as you will whisper your truths,
Through seasons’ breezes and your lot in life,
I will love you.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 4/12/2019 3:47:00 PM
Congrats on being in the top 100 new poems!
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Date: 4/8/2019 9:48:00 AM
“We change paradise and put up a parking lot.” Great poem, I have fond memories of climbing trees when I was a boy.
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Date: 4/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
What an amazing poem! I love trees and unfortunately the oldest fir tree in our garden which my father planted many many years ago, was struck and split by lightening during a devastating storm we had 3 years ago. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 3/29/2019 12:53:00 PM
Sunlite, great personification of trees. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 3/25/2019 1:09:00 PM
Great write my friend...makes the reader think...words personified...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 3/25/2019 1:18:00 AM
I really enjoyed this Sunlite Wanter!
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 3/26/2019 6:31:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Arthur.
Date: 3/24/2019 7:31:00 PM
This is a beautiful poem Sunlite. A favorite :)
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 3/26/2019 6:30:00 PM
How kind of you, Heidi! Thanks.
Date: 3/24/2019 7:24:00 PM
what wonderful memories and awesome personification sunlite:-) hugs Jan xx
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 3/26/2019 6:29:00 PM
Thanks, Jan!!!
Date: 3/24/2019 6:12:00 PM
A lovely verse, Anne Lise! I too consider old trees dear friends and hate to see them cut down - Bob
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 3/26/2019 6:29:00 PM
Robert, I'm not Anne Lise LOL, but I wish I could write like she does! Thank you for your comment, anyway.