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THE LEAF AND THE TREE






Once, 

A conceited spring leaf, with pride in its heart

For 

Its vigor and its beauty

Told 

The tree, how important it and its sibling leaves were,

And that without them naked the tree would have remained

Having no 

Foliage, that so majestically the tree had dressed which, not only  
 
Oxygen supplied to the tree 

But 

Also protection from the wind and for the birds a place to

Make their home.  


 
The tree, after the leaf its long monologue had finished,

Turned towards it and asked with a sardonic smile:

“Where would you be, my newborn friend, if I were not 

Around 

For 

To provide, my branches for you to grow on 

And

Nourishment from my roots that are hidden in the

Ground? *






© Demetrios Trifiatis 
    12 MARCH 2015


* All stories I write with such dialogues, are the result of inspiration. 
If, however, the story is not a poetic one, Please, blame me and not 
the inspiration!  
 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/16/2018 10:01:00 PM
What a wonderful write, Demetrios,
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Date: 7/18/2015 8:36:00 AM
I love trees and all that they provide. This write tells us to look at our roots and what really matters as we often get arrogant about who and what we think we are! We were made from the dust and thus return to the same. A7 my friend.
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Date: 4/1/2015 6:59:00 AM
If it is loved as poetry it is poetic. I love this poem.
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Date: 3/26/2015 6:24:00 AM
Splendid dialogue, sire. The moral of the story is one that can never be emphasized enough. In our country, this is equivalent to the fly atop the carabao's head. I'm glad each day I see your smiling face online, sire. :) Kim
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Date: 3/13/2015 8:59:00 AM
A wonderful way to describe the surroundings we live and how it is utilized.A favorite and a 7 dear friend
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Demetrios Trifiatis
Date: 3/13/2015 12:02:00 PM
Thank you, Eve, my friend for your precious comment and support!
Date: 3/13/2015 8:01:00 AM
OUTSTANDING! An amazing write! See this why we need you Demetrios! Cheers, Jack
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Date: 3/13/2015 12:02:00 PM
Thank you my good friend, Jack, for your outstanding comment and good words about myself and my writing, although, my poems rarely and for only a while are listed as good! Ha-ha! I will keep writing and we see! Thank you again!
Date: 3/13/2015 4:18:00 AM
Sorry ..... forgot 7 .... it comes now :)))
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Date: 3/13/2015 6:30:00 AM
Your visit is what counts for me my dear, Anne-Lise, not the 7!
Date: 3/13/2015 4:16:00 AM
- This is a great inspiration and very poetic, my dear friend Demetrios - A fabulous poem (7) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/13/2015 6:32:00 AM
You fill my heart with joy, my dear friend, Anne-Lise, finding this little poem worthwhile! Thank you so much!
Date: 3/12/2015 2:20:00 PM
An amazing poetic piece. I need you as you need me...I truly love it my friend.
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Date: 3/12/2015 3:40:00 PM
So true my friend what you say, my friend Tim, but also think of the leaf as the human and the tree as the divinity! Thank you so very much for your gracious visit and comment!
Date: 3/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
Your power flows from a tree with deep roots my friend. You are the beauty without the arrogance.
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Date: 3/12/2015 10:55:00 AM
What a praise, my friend, Richard! Your magnanimity is awesome! Thank you! We share the same roots!