Poem: The Tree Outside my Lab World

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The tree outside my lab world.

Almost three years had gone

Since my feet touched this ground.

I saw you alone and silent.

I have no clue of my real excitement.

When I got in, a working world comes in.

Too busy to appreciate things outside,

Too tired to take a glimpse,

But when everything gets heavy out of the blue;

When my boredom caress my day-

I always seek you.

A view outside the fire exit door

There you are, steadily swaying with the wind

Together with the gigantic mountains, the vast sky, and the golden field

Delighted when the sun’s radiant beams touches your greenish face

You spot me, I smile!

You never forget to greet me whatever your mood is

Whatever your look may seem, you’re still there…waiting

Alone but still standing

I know there are times that it seems your lifeless esp when the last leaf drops…

But you’re brave, your life goes on

You can manage to be so magnificent when the right time comes

I’m glad to hear your name—fire tree!

Can’t figure out why such a name.

But whatever it is, it doesn’t matter

Appreciating you gives me inspiration

Unleash me from sheer desperation

I’m happy to meet you, glad that I’ve found you

And I still want to see you there,

Even another three years from now.


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Awful Poet 6 years ago from The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) (m-M)_0 = 18.41, or 48 kpc (~157,000

Very Beautiful..

Enjoyed This Very Very Much


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alternate poet 6 years ago

I like this expressive poem, works in many ways! I see you are Philippines, is English your first language ?


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pinkhawk 6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Author

@ awful poet-- thank you very much, ^.^!!!


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pinkhawk 6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Author

@ alternate poet-- thank you for appreciating it sir/ma'm! Filipino or Tagalog (with many Spanish and English loan words in the vocabulary) is my first or native language, but since English is the international language, we have English subject/lesson in school... I know my English is not perfect esp. the grammar, I still need to learn a lot!


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katyzzz 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Absolutely beautiful pink, I loved every word and line. It captured me. The beauty and value of nature and the emotions it inspires.


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pinkhawk 6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Author

...hello ma'am katyzzz, thank you for your comment and appreciating this.. ^.^


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I had to know you, pinkhawk, after seeing you'd commented on one of my hubs. And your poem with it's vivid imagery of that tree, the mountain and field - & your relationship with them, is awe-inspiring. I'm so glad you came to my site and gave me the opportunity to know you and visit yours!


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pinkhawk 6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Author

@ ma'am Nellieanna... thank you very much ma'am! I really appreciate your words,it gives me a new wave of energy...After seeing your work,the pleasure is mine ma'am! maraming salamat po uli! (thank you once again)^.^


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia

I had a mountain like your tree. Sadly I see it no more but miss it daily. A wonderful poem. Thank you.


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pinkhawk 6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Author

..Hello Sir! You see it no more because you're living far away from it now?..Thank you very much for reading!^.^


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia

Yes pinkhawk I live far away from 'my' mountain now.


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pinkhawk 6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Author

oh! :(... but for sure Sir it will always be in your heart wherever you are.. ^.^


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Very nice. I really enjoyed this hub.


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pinkhawk 6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Author

Hello ma'am! ^.^ Thank you very much for reading... I'm glad that you enjoyed this. ^.^


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Beautiful expression of something we see everyday, but fail to look at the beauty of something special


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pinkhawk 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Author

God surrounded us with wonderful things around us, our job is to appreciate and take good care of it... Thank you very much cleaner3 for the comment.. ^_^!

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