by Maple Tree   Jan 2, 2016

Ever wonder why a tree sheds its bark?

to add another circle of life.

Each day the tree becomes stronger
adding circles, such as a lady ages-
or a man grows a beard of gray.

I've always exhaled as leaves
turned shades of marigold
and rustic brown.

It's such a breathtaking visual
to see growth and change
as seasons come to call...

Shedding teary leaves,
creating new buds of thought
as spring is birthed.

I'm a tree, gathering seedlings
to my roots, nurturing wisdom
mixed with youthful innocence.

Adding new circles with each breath I take...


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  • 2 years ago

    by Cindy

    You have penned another awesome poem.
    This really is beautiful.
    Take care

  • 2 years ago

    by Angie

    And the tree can tell many a wise story if you quietly listen and you can feel her heart beat if you softly lay your head upon her trunk and you'll feel her breath with every breeze that blows through her precious leaves.

    I absolutely love this write, it IS who you are ...

  • 2 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Such a beautiful write

  • 2 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Love that last stanza and the whole metaphor of being a tree of course! Such depth and beauty in it <3

    Oh and in the first line, "it's" should be "its" with no apostrophe ;)

    • 2 years ago

      by Maple Tree

      I love you, thank you sweet Mary Anne!!

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Back at you Andrea - a beautiful and inspirational poem, with a wonderfully crafted metaphor in the last stanza. I love this...

    All the best,