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The tree of life

A lonely tree stands in a field Branches entwined in one And as those branches come to life They reach up to the sun This tree with all it's energy just like a woman so it be It's branches swaying in the breeze just like a mother's offspring, these And so the lonely tree does age The human kind out living But we all end up just the same Our flesh to earth be giving And thus our lives all end the same No matter what we be Some have long lives, some much less In life's sweet mystery

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 11/29/2016 6:49:00 PM
I was scrolling down your list of poetry and found this gem! Instantly I thought of the Nordic Yggdrasil!And it is life's mysteries that make it so sweet I think. A lovely poem, Vera. A pleasure to read.
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Vera Duggan
Date: 11/29/2016 11:00:00 PM
Hi Rick, thank you so much for this delightful little comment, I never thought of it that way, but yes you are right, it is like everything else isn't it, life is a mystery and you never know what is around the corner, take care........Vera
Date: 10/18/2014 2:21:00 AM
beautifully penned vera tree of life love the vision painted
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Vera Duggan
Date: 10/20/2014 7:35:00 PM
Thank you so much for visiting this poem Liam, where I got it from is beyond me, I must have been looking at a dead tree, take my friend.......Vera..........
Date: 6/24/2014 9:38:00 AM
This is a fine celebration of life my friend. A great find for me because I now can add it to my fav list.. BBBBravOOOOOOOO!!!!
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Vera Duggan
Date: 7/8/2014 9:23:00 PM
Hi Robert thank you so much for the comment, it was a celebration of my life too, thanks for putting it in your fav's, love to Riza and Justin, take care my friend...............Vera.............
Date: 6/23/2014 9:04:00 PM
Vera, this is true...all life is a mystery..and we are never promised how long we have here. So we much cherish it always. Great write my friend. Take care, Jess :)
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Date: 7/8/2014 9:21:00 PM
Jess thank you so much for the lovely comment my dear, just something that popped into my head one day, have no idea where it came from but thank you so much for taking the time to read, take care my friend.............Vera.............
Date: 6/20/2014 12:09:00 PM
Vera..this is a lovely lovely poem...the whole thought and mood of it is beautiful....well done...
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Vera Duggan
Date: 6/20/2014 8:53:00 PM
Thank you so much my friend, I have no idea where that came from, I just did what you all tell me to do and jot things down and Peter said you can make a poem out of that and that is how it came out, thank you so much for reading. Take care my dear..........Vera..........
Date: 5/15/2014 11:37:00 AM
a celebration of life Vera time leaves nothing untouched I am so happy to read your lovely poems hugs
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Vera Duggan
Date: 5/16/2014 12:24:00 AM
So glad you liked this Shadow, my poems are very simple, maybe one day they will get deeper, I would love to be able to write like Peter, he can just rattle them off one by one, but we cant all be the same, Take care..........Vera...............
Date: 5/14/2014 10:09:00 AM
Hi Vera, I loved loved this write Vera!!! You must have been practicing your Penn in your dreams~ For this is a skilled timed rhyming beautiful image. Thank you for sharing this write With us. Love and Peace, Deborah
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Vera Duggan
Date: 5/15/2014 1:40:00 AM
Oh Deborah thank you ever so much for those kind words, I do find it very hard to put pen to paper so don't expect too much but I will persevere with it Take care............Vera............
Date: 5/11/2014 5:11:00 AM
What a great piece Vera you have really taken to writing keep a little book and pencil handy and as you get little snippets come in scribble them down for later other wise you tend to lose them. Well done give Peter my regards Andy
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Vera Duggan
Date: 5/11/2014 7:46:00 PM
Thank you so much for those comments Andy, I will take your advise, I have a pad and pen beside me all the time, loved your tribute to your friend, I am at the moment trying to think of another topic, might take a while though.Take Care.................Vera........
Date: 5/8/2014 11:05:00 AM
Very nice, Vera.
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Date: 5/8/2014 10:05:00 PM
Thank you so much for the comment Faye, quite enjoyed writing it..................Vera................
Date: 5/7/2014 8:19:00 PM
AHHH LIFE'S SWEET Mystery..what wonderful poetry... a true poet you a re.. welcome to Soup... hugs Brooke
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Vera Duggan
Date: 5/8/2014 6:05:00 AM
Thank you so much Brooke, it takes a while for me to think of topics but when I do I am on a roll.......Vera.............
Date: 5/7/2014 3:49:00 PM
ahhh, yes, what a great metaphor for the tree of life, likening it to a woman's body, her children, etc. I really like this.
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Vera Duggan
Date: 5/7/2014 7:48:00 PM
Thank you so much Andrea, coming from you that is a lovely comment, it takes me ages to think of something to write about so once again thank you so much.........Vera..............
Date: 5/4/2014 8:25:00 PM
This is wonderful Vera...hugs Tim
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Vera Duggan
Date: 5/6/2014 12:01:00 AM
Thanks Tim, I'm getting there, never be up to Pete's standard, but I do have to get on with my household chores as well, mind you I had better not complain as I do have a lot of time on my hands.............Vera.................
Date: 5/4/2014 7:35:00 PM
wow Vera this is so deep with brilliant imagery I am so glad you aren't hiding your talent any more! hugs Jan xxx
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Date: 5/6/2014 1:01:00 AM
Vera your writes are brilliant - just keep writing and reading! Hugs Jan xxx
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Vera Duggan
Date: 5/5/2014 11:59:00 PM
Thank you so much Jan, I am trying but I do find it hard, not like Peter he just rattles them off............Vera.................