The Tree Poem
We are like trees.
Some of us areas sturdy as tree trunks,
others are as delicate as the leaves,
and like the leaves,
we are constantly changing
making resolutions every New Year
to start again, anew.
Many of us like the tree's branches,
exploring different paths
in this labyrinth we call life.
As we grow older
we are even more similar to the tree,
each wrinkle representing
another year of life
like every every ring on a tree stump.
If I can live even a fraction
a tree has, I will know
I've lived life to its fullest potential.
My poetry has been or will be published in The Aurorean, Pegasus MILE, WestWard Quarterly and others in print, and The Cat's Meow for Writers and Readers E-Zine, Storytime Tapestry, The Poet's Haven and others on-line. I also edit my own print poetry magazine, The Poet's Art.
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