Thursday, December 30, 2010

Poem 52 - A Tree's Life

Well here I am a little tree
In my shade you can rest for free
Travelers sit under me to rest
On my branches birds make many a nest

Many people pluck fruits from me
Sometimes I care but I let them be
After all everything is free
and it makes the people happy

But today was a strange day
No longer children came to play
Only one boy came and buckled his shoe
But after that he angrily went too

It was then I realized it is autumn
Day by day leaves are leaving me glum
After all they fall onto the ground
Without telling me, without making a sound

And to make matters worse
A woodcutter drove a wedge into me
I am sure on me somebody has put a curse
Because if I had evaded the attack I could be free

In a few weeks I'll be cut
Maybe into small pieces of wood
Maybe to build a hut
But I will be gone for good
-Gaurang Rao


  1. So heartfelt..
    A tree's emotions...very well captured.. :)

  2. Aww, thats so sad. Such a nice tree too . .


  3. oy...i hate to see trees cut down just to build another house that will sit empty...sad for the tree....

  4. Thank you for visiting The Friday Forgotten and linking your post. Your imagination and creativity should never lie dusty in a dark corner of your blog. We are happy to help clear away the cobwebs.

    I enjoyed the awareness of the tree in this poem. It was a sad tale but the perspective was a good one.

  5. i hate seeing trees cut donw too. it's always a sad day

     four eager senryu


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