This Tree

This writer climbed trees as a child.
This writer climbed trees as a child. | Source

Climbing up

Sturdy bark, sturdy branches.

Far up to where the birds reside.

Cannot wait until I get

To the highest point

Where I can see for

Miles and miles.

Nothing can return me

To the years where I

Was glued to the ground.

I am finally free

As I rest upon the

Plank of wood

Called oak or balsa

Not yet carved by man;

Only still in the same

Creation

That God

Allowed to be.

This tree

Allows me

To be who really want to be.

© 2013 CMCastro

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thost 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Very nice poem. thank you.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

If it weren't for nature, I would not be happy. This was a great tribute!


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CMCastro 3 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA Author

Thank you, jhamann. May you also have a favorite tree to admire.


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CMCastro 3 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA Author

Thank you, howcurecancer. trees are very important in life. And it has been much appreciated by this youthful writer, and now you.


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CMCastro 3 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA Author

I am glad you have an appreciation for beauty and nature, Mhatter.


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CMCastro 3 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA Author

I bet your tree is beautiful, Gypsy Rose Lee.


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CMCastro 3 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA Author

Yes we have a lot to learn about trees and nature. Thank you Vocal coach!


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CMCastro 3 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA Author

I loved climbing trees! I must have been a tomboy, Wayne Barrett.


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Of course being a boy, you bring back many memories. Thank you.


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

I love how you end this poem. Thank you for sharing and well done. Jamie


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Enjoyed this. We have a wonderfully large oak in our garden.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

This is just amazing. Voted Up, awesome, beautiful and sharing.


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howcurecancer 3 years ago

Voted Up!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Someone was inspired! Richly beautiful. thank you

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