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Author Name: Freealiopterix 5 Comments
Date Added: January 25, 2012 07:01:02 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
Category: Nature Add To Favorites | Text Only
My Old Friend

My Old Friend



Winter is beautiful but when the snow clears

I look out of my window and all is grey –

As if the sky has had its colour taken away

Whilst G-d decides what to put in its place

 Today is such a day – the sky full of tears

The wind cannot keep the clouds at bay

So gloomy is it that in my bed I may lay

Nothing can put a smile upon my face


Through the window I see my old friend

Standing tall behind the old brown fence

There upon the merest patch of grass

He whiles away his years keeping watch

 His foliage was gone come autumn’s end

Against biting winds for him – no defence

I know that soon the time will come to pass

When buds will start to grow upon the branch


Then with sun once more high in the sky

He reaches out his old and blackened arms

Beseeching the life-green blood to flow

Around his body from the buds to his roots

 That is the time in bed I will not lay

But visit and upon him lay my palms

Spring the life-bringer replaces snow

And fosters the birth of healthy shoots

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Comment By: FreeSandy J Hradil on January 25, 2012 10:01:34 PM Report
This is an awesome poem! I feel this way about my rose bush! She always brightens my darkest days. And she don't smell to bad either!

Comment By: FreeDean on January 25, 2012 06:15:33 PM Report
A refreshing write Alistair. Enjoyed it, ~Dean
Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on January 25, 2012 06:04:30 PM Report

a very good renewable source of energy

together the two of you produced synergy.

Comment By: FreeTomahawk on January 25, 2012 11:50:23 AM Report

Very interesting imagery, Alistair, well done. You should start an arboretum, it would be so cool.



Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on January 25, 2012 09:42:19 AM Report
What a guy! makes friends with trees!  There's no one like you Alistair!  G-d bless you!


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