A Tree Stands Alone Poem

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A tree stands alone

It shivers with the loneliness of the icy wind

It's beautiful green foliage has matured

The beautiful leaves no longer in need

Hath blown away

Dry and dead

To begin again-to richen the existing soil

Turning, turn across the ground

Until it comes to plant itself

It churns a complete cycle

To the ground where it becomes the land

But first through the quadrapeds -eaten and digested

Brought out anew to nourish-to feed-to warm

So the cycle continures for time indefinite

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AudreyHowitt 19 months ago from California

The cycle of life! Rich in imagery!


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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California Author

@vellur thanks for your compliment. I really love this poem too, I think we can all relate to it on some level. When I was writing it I was trying to come up with an understanding/explanation of the cycle of life.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Cycle of life truly expressed in your wonderful poem. I loved it and enjoyed reading. Voted up as always.


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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California Author

@Vincent :) Thank you


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Ah yes the circle of life. We are born, we grow into adults and take on challenges. Marriage, children and so many more responsibilities and then if the circle is broken decay begins, our branches break, our souls start to wither and the decay starts to set in. The buds we grew and nurtured abandon us to sprout branches on their own and in many cases fly alone leaving our nest and never returning.

Thus the cycle of life, yet this mature tree must stand tall and proud and continue to live. Wonderful expression from your verse I gathered here, beautifully done, Bravo. Voted Up awesome,beautiful and of course interesting. Loved it.


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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California Author

Thank you Robert, that means a lot to me. :)


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Your imagery is outstanding and you have a natural talent for painting a picture with words. YOur poem radiates sadness at the death of a cycle, but richness with the start of a new cycle in the Spring. Keep on writing. Robert


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

well, you are very welcome!


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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California Author

Thank you! What a compliment :)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

really good depiction. Enjoyed this!


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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California Author

Yes I love it! Thank you so much for the comment :)I hope you enjoyed my poem.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Hi Kimberly, and what a beautiful cycle that is! I love trees, and everything about them. Nature is amazing, isn't it? :)


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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California Author

@skye2day

Thank you for the beautiful comment and the encouragement! I took that pic on a walk one day I love the beauty of the leaves I actually took several pics that day.


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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

I Like! You are talented girl, keep on!! Beautiful and up. You are a colorful writer!! Love the picture.

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