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Said the shadow to the tree

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Said the shadow to the tree

Said the shadow to the tree,

“You know my friend, life is not always fair...
take this vine of fingered grip,
tentacles of timid meaning
Holding you close as to not let go,
filling each bark split void,
strangling the very life from you
Why does it please you so,
when given time it will engulf,
blocking the sun light, 
tightening in mass fury,
wrapping itself of everything you stand for?
Then when your strength is gone
and you topple to the ground,
this vine will happily move on
to the next tree,
while you rot, returning to the earth,
which once gave you life?”

The tree replied, “Because it feels so good to be wanted”

The sun set and the shadow was silent

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 4/21/2017 11:37:00 PM
Ooh good one! Loved the final 'twist' at the end! .."because it feels so good to be wanted'
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Chris Green
Date: 4/24/2017 8:14:00 AM
Thanks so much Gayle, I am thrilled you liked this one.
Date: 1/31/2017 8:33:00 AM
This reminds me of Aesop's Fables; brilliant.
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Chris Green
Date: 1/31/2017 8:52:00 AM
Thanks so much Brendan, I an thrilled you enjoyed this.
Date: 1/31/2017 4:25:00 AM
This is a fable as I like so much. So much truth in there. I sometimes write these little narratives myself, don't always post them. This one is so beautiful :)
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Chris Green
Date: 1/31/2017 8:17:00 AM
Thanks so much Darren. I can always count on you to read and comment on my poetry. You are good for the ego and for this site my friend. I wish there were more like you around here. I appreciate every one of your visits.
Date: 1/30/2017 11:31:00 PM
We wax philosophy today.
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Chris Green
Date: 1/31/2017 8:16:00 AM
Thanks so much Victor.
Date: 1/30/2017 4:18:00 PM
I agree w/Beverly. Profound write. Enough said. Love and joy to you, bruh.
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Chris Green
Date: 1/30/2017 5:09:00 PM
Thanks so much again Freddie.
Date: 1/30/2017 4:10:00 PM
How profound and well written.
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Chris Green
Date: 1/30/2017 5:09:00 PM
Thank you so very much Beverly.