Which Way Do I Go ?

Slow Down

This is the story of my life

People walk to fast

I am trying to catch up but noone will slow up

Soon you are out of sight and I have to choose left ,no right

So I begin to walk and I think I made the right choice

Then I realize I have made a mistake

I am lost

What do I do now ?

Turn around and start again

But that was hours ago and then I would still be lost but at the beginning

I know I will ask this tree

I am lost can you help me ?

I am a tree don't you know trees don't talk

I am lost

I had friends and they are not here and I am trying to find them

If they are friends why are they not here ?

Because they walk too fast or I walked too slow

I am a tree I don't walk so I can't help you

You might of seen them walk by this way

I don't know what they look like ?

So how could I tell you if I seen them

They are my age and we were laughing and joking

How many friends am I looking for ?

Two friends

With two friends couldn't you of at least kept one of them ?

Then you wouldn't be lost would you ?

We were all together and I stopped to look at something

What did you see ?

I seen a bird I have never seen before

What did the bird look like ?

It was rainbow colored and made the most wonderful sounds

Why not ask the bird where your friends are ?

The bird flew away

You don't make friends easy do you ?

No I mean the bird was not my friend

Then you left your friends for a bird you don't even know

I am not sure I want to be your friend

How do I know that you won't leave me for another tree ?

Ofcourse I am going to leave you I am looking for my friends

Then I can not tell you if I seen your friends because you are not my friend

I can be your friend

Really ?

Yes don't you think we kind of are friends now

You are helping me aren't you ?

That is what friends do

But I want to get back to my friends and then I will come back to see you another time

mmmmmmmm let me think

You are telling me you are going to leave me to find your friends

We will still be friends even though we are not together

So why don't you stay with me and leave your friends

They will always be your friends too

I can not believe it

I just want to find my friends

Was one wearing a blue shirt and the other one a red sweatshirt

Yes,that was them where did they go ?

Why didn't you say so ?

They are my friends and they walk by me every day

They sometimes sit under me and get cool in the shade

They talk to me and say nice things like..

Your so big I would love to climb on you and make you into a tree house

Where I could come every day

We could have so much fun

I would bring many friends with me and you would never be lonely

We would play music and dance

I will have to ask my father if he could help

It will be the best tree house ever

You never say nice things like that to me

Now I know why your friends left you ?

You are not a good friend

My friends and I came out into the woods looking for the best tree to make a tree house

Friends don't keep secrets from friends ?

Why didn't you tell me if I was your friend?

Well you weren't my friend then

So I am only your friend when you need help ?

Next thing I hear voices and my two friends were yelling to me

There you are ?

My father is going to help us build the tree house

But first we have to go home for lunch

I have to say good bye to my friend the tree first

What?

Trees don't talk

I think you have been in the sun too long

We have to go

I really did hear the tree talk ?

A tree as a friend now I have heard everything




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b. Malin 4 years ago

Oh "Dream On" this was Priceless...Of course I Loved it...I talk to the Animals, so I Enjoyed your Conversation with the tree! Your Thoughts were Beautiful and yet made for a Poignant read. My Votes are for UP and Beautiful!


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Jimmac1959 4 years ago from Levittown, Pennsylvania

okay, you got me teary eyed.


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

b.Malin I thought my ideas would get lost in the woods.But you found me.I am so glad you did.Jimmac1959 I am so glad I found my friends.Thanx for reading and enjoying my thoughts.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

your thoughts go to fast for my small slow mind to keep up. i like your effort but you have to slow down on the caffiene.LOL


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Jimmac1959 4 years ago from Levittown, Pennsylvania

your most welcome !


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

cleaner3 I am in trouble now.I don't drink coffee or soda or those energy drinks it makes me hyper.Maybe it is something in my milk?They say milk does the body good but what about the mind?Jimmac1959 I am just trying to find myself and many times I just find more thoughts that I forgot I had stored somewhere inbetween earth and space.What a challange to write or erase.Have an awesome day and may your thoughts come out like an open bag of grass seed.Thousands upon thousands in just one little bag already to spread and grow strong and tall.What a great color green.To show we are all new and can still learn something from somebody else.Enjoy and watch out fo those weeds they are a real pain.


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Jimmac1959 4 years ago from Levittown, Pennsylvania

weeds, and the falling trees can be a problem. for me it's dodging all the Doctors who want to drop trees onto me.


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

Jimmac1959 Be careful and have a good night.


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Jimmac1959 4 years ago from Levittown, Pennsylvania

Thank You DREAM ON !!


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

Jimmac1959 Another day where can we get lost today.


jimmac1959 4 years ago

been at the doctor most of the day. most doctor visits wear me out badly. so, getting lost would sum it up pretty well indeed. !!


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

jimmac1959 You need a little humor to put you on the right track.There were two doctors who got lost in a parking garage.Both were the smartest in their fields.One was a heart specialist and the other one was a brain surgeon.They went looking for their car.One said I know my car is here I pressed on the button on my car remote and heard it beep.The other one said I know my car is here I pressed the button on my remote and I seen my lights flash.But as each doctor walked down the row where they thought they seen their own car.They tried their key and the key didn't work.They were confused.So they pressed the button again and one car beeped and one car flashed again.So each tried to get in but no luck.So confused and not sure what to do next.They looked up and seen another man standing not far away from them.So they walked closer and asked if one could help the other.Each said I am no expert on cars but I can try.So as they walked to each car and pressed both buttons at once each driver was able to find their car.They both had the exact same car and parked almost in the exact same spot one isle from each other.Both laughed and shook hands and went on their merry way.The moral of the story even the most talented people in the world need a little help.So if we stop what we are doing and even if we don't know what we are about to do.We might be able to help a friend and that same friend might be able to help you.Have a great day.I hope I cheered you up.Thanx for reading my stories.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

this is a fast paced poem, i can hardly keep up with it...with all the talking, nobody's listening except the tree who wants to listen...


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

raciniwa There are lots of thoughts being considered but it all ends well with a little twist at the finish.I wanted the lost boy to be confused in mind and body.Thanx for reading maybe too much in one poem.

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