Lonely, a poem


Here I stand, majestic but old,

I remember the days of my youth

When I was admired for my beauty

My strength.

Many would seek succour at my feet,

I gave relief to young and old,

People from many nations have made my acquaintance.

I gave my friendship freely,

I saw their faces light up at sight of me,

But I am only one, alone,

I have nothing to give.

Eventually they all leave me

To my solitude.

Now you see me,

Here I stand,

I strike a pose.

But after all, in the end,

What am I

But a dead tree?

Left here as scenery

For others to strike a pose.

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ladyjojo 5 years ago

This was short and sweet. Voted up and Beautiful

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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

'Awesome!'. Keep up your good work my friend. Voted up. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Ingenious and realistic, Hb. The photo is a perfect illustration. The tree, that is.

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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Beautiful, sad and very thought provoking. Voted up and beautiful and awesome too!

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Hummingbird5356 5 years ago Author

Thank you everyone for reading my poem. I am glad you liked it. This tree is in the garden of Jahangir's Tomb in Lahore. It is probably more than 300 years old.

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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

Trees are amazing as they usually have something to offer people at any age....even if it is just as old dead tree firewood. This reminded me a bit of "The Giving Tree" by Shell Silverstein, a children's book, but one that contains a message suitable for adults as well. I like trees, and I liked this very much. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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Hummingbird5356 5 years ago Author

Thank you for your comments. There is something special about walking in a woods among the trees. You can sometimes imagine it is just as it was for people hundreds of years ago.

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GusTheRedneck 5 years ago from USA

Hummingbird - Can't make nice, warming firewood out of newly-sprouted trees, can you? Like old friends gone away versus the ones that still come a'calling. A very enjoyable piece of work here!

Gus :-)))

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Hummingbird5356 5 years ago Author

Thanks for your comment. I think this tree is in many photo albums all over the world. I have seen it on Flikr too.

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Micky Dee 4 years ago

Alone dear Hummingbird. Nicely done!

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Hummingbird5356 4 years ago Author

Thank you, Micky Dee

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mismazda 4 years ago from a southern georgia peach

Oh my this is a beautiful poem...and very much true.....Great job...voted up..

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Hummingbird5356 4 years ago Author

Thank you for reading my poem, I am glad you liked it.

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Micky Dee 3 years ago

I needed another read - as usual. You know I love your work. God bless.

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Hummingbird5356 3 years ago Author

Thank you again.

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