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Weeping Willow ...Poem

Updated on November 28, 2016
Weeping Willow By: Claude Monet
Weeping Willow By: Claude Monet | Source

Weeping Willow why do you weep

Such beauty yet so much grief

You see days begin, nights end

You see people gain and lose friends

You see isolation, poverty, and strife

You see a man with a women that's not his wife

You see true joy, happiness, and good will

You hear people praying, "God please let’s make a deal"

You see life being snatched from our youth

And people so old they no longer remember what to do

You see mountains so high

They seem to touch the sky

You see triumph and people doing right

Yet you see mothers without a place to sleep at night

Weeping willow, I know why you weep

This world is filled with so much beauty yet so much grief.

Let’s talk about life for a while, what kind of person are you really? How far would you go for someone in need? Would you only go as far as is convenient for you? Would you bare your soul, and wear yourself down for the sake of another? Do you condemn those around you, judge one deed or trait, before ever seeing what's underneath? Do you spout hate in the name of God? Does that make it okay? When you look in the mirror in the morning are you proud, do you have a false sense of superiority? I have met so many people who have isolated themselves. They cover themselves in a veil of hate. No one may enter, except those of like belief. What kind of life is this? This is no way to show others your point of view. I live my life by the golden rule. I show love, I give all I can, and take only when necessary. I accept every race, sexual orientation, and religious opinion. I embrace the world. Have I had my heart broken? More times than I would like to admit. Would I change a day in my life? Not a chance. Life is a series of forked roads. You can’t go back. There is no way. Why Then do so many people choose hate? Take my advice. Love deeply and cherish every moment you have. No matter how bad it gets; it will always get better.


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      Lisa Williams 5 years ago

      Thank you for your inspiring comment !!

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      Tony Mead 5 years ago from Yorkshire


      An inspiring poem which provokes many thoughts and asks many questions. There is also a lot of love and kindness in the world which can also be dwelt on.

      Monet's painting is a usful tool in your verse, and if you study his brushwork you will see that it is not only sad, but perhaps weeping tears of joy.

      I think we all reach a point where there seems to be an over whelming weight of almost guilt regarding the things that happen, we can only do what we can to improve things. I smile at people in the street, some think I'm a bit bonkers, but others smile back and I wonder if it is their first smile of the day.

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      Lisa Williams 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for your kind reply and your vote!

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      Valleypoet 5 years ago

      Heartfelt and delivered an important message in your poem..voted awesome:-))

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      inspirational comment at the end .. love it

      and this line draw me to the subject matter

      such beauty yet so much grief ...we are living in a harsh world my hubber friend

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Your so on the point Lisawilliams...!!

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      Lisa Williams 8 years ago

      thanks dohn you are always so kind!!

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I like your views on things on life!