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The Flower and the Tree (poem)

Updated on January 12, 2016

A flower wilted waiting ‘neath a tree

Whose gentle shade became a shroud of pain

Which drained away at hopes which may remain

Of memories of brighter days to see

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The flower caught the eyes of lover’s heart

Who brought her out to dance away a truth

He loved her so he swore they’d never part

And together they revisited their youth

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Soon tree which was the source of flower’s strain

Thought why should she be happier than me

Who freed her eyes from possibility

That from my boughs there’s anything to gain

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Confused the flower returned to its place

And brought her sunshine there to offer grace

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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 23 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Beautiful poetry.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 23 months ago from The Caribbean

      The girl herself being a flower may probably stay in place too. Beautiful theme!