Treasure Island

Neela Nath


100s Of Years


Trees can live for hundreds of years,
They well know to live together!
They tuft to earth, as child's to mom,
Light, water, and air they do share!
When storm does come they low their heads,
To show him respect out of fear!
The branches welcome, greet and laugh.
Leaves dance with the beat of the air.
The roots sometimes, take hold of each,
Thus, they make bridge, over the ditch.
What men ignore, they may do care
And mend that always, just to teach.
They whisper, and send their message,
Thru breeze, and soil, thru ether-
If nature lives, then all can live...
We should do that which can help her.
Hundreds, hundreds years they can live,
In warm friendship, fraternity.
But, we, intelligent creatures,
Can't keep this nature's sanctity!

Submitted: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Edited: Saturday, July 14, 2012

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(This is my hundredth poem.I'm dedicating this poem to Nature, our Mother)

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  • Yash Shinde (4/4/2014 12:44:00 PM)

    .truly we intelligent creatures have failed to preserve nature's sanctity.....a wonderful write again........ (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (2/5/2014 6:48:00 AM)

    But, we, intelligent creatures,
    Can't keep this nature's sanctity, , , ''

    so true, , , , (Report) Reply

  • Troy Ulysses Davis (7/29/2013 10:16:00 PM)

    Excellent poem about trees. Enjoyed the narrative. Their longevity is baffling. They are doing something humanity hasn't quite managed to master yet. (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (7/9/2013 10:48:00 PM)

    Hundreds, hundreds years they can live,
    In warm friendship, fraternity.
    But, we, intelligent creatures,
    Can't keep this nature's sanctity!

    A wonderful example beautifully written. We humans have soooo much to learn. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Shihabudheen K J (7/19/2012 2:56:00 AM)

    feels like the poet know the rhythm of the tree, its branches, twigs, roots and all.......a must read for nature lovers and a study material for kids....... (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann (7/17/2012 11:28:00 AM)

    Nature cares.Humans do not.It explains that living organisms who think themselves intelligent are actually not worth it at a metaphysical level. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (7/15/2012 10:11:00 AM)

    Great remark on your 100th, and the meaning and value is even more....Using words to make our brain function and appreciating is the best way to create harmony and to appreciate life....Such a great job! _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/14/2012 9:57:00 PM)

    Mother Nature would oogle at these words, if she were a member....Nil, i'm likin' this fine..It moves like the breeze and its storyline and metaphoric play is simply simpatico! ~FjR~ (Report) Reply

  • Kasia Fedyk (7/14/2012 11:12:00 AM)

    It is beautiful Nila, I love the trees they hug me when I am sad and give me so much comfort, I feel as they speak to me through their movement and I sway with the branches. This poem is pure expression of love for Mother Earth and our precious nature. Sublime! (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (7/14/2012 2:18:00 AM)

    Congratulations! What a way to mark 100 strong.you have rooted your work in such a solid foundation that there can be no limit to future growth (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (7/14/2012 2:08:00 AM)

    'Tis a beautiful poem and a wonderful dedication! ! !
    I like the poet's note also! ! ! !
    I wish every success on this occasion....
    May the Lord help you to write thousands of poems....
    Vipins (Report) Reply

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