Treasure Island

Heather Burns


Branches In Time


A young tender
branch
is easily bent
into submission.

As time goes
by
maturity begins
to set in

the branch
grows stronger.

With each passing
day
she becomes able to
carry the leaves
attached

Until one day
raising her arms
high into the sky


a mature branch
emerges
refusing to bend
anymore.

Submitted: Monday, July 08, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 08, 2013

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  • Vizard Dhawan (7/9/2013 2:29:00 PM)

    truely inspirational and magical poem.The way short words are written, i am bowing my heads before you.may i too write like you! (Report) Reply

  • Bobby Wynn (7/9/2013 9:26:00 AM)

    Wow, you truly write from inspirational beginnings, seems like you know where you are going. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (7/8/2013 8:59:00 PM)

    Ah, the mighty weeping willow tree.
    Whose braches bend so readily.
    Willing to bend to avoid a crack
    that breaks some of the othere trees backs
    Influenced by the moon and water
    There it gets it's power as no other
    When outside forces say it's time to give
    The willow says I bend so I might live (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (7/8/2013 12:05:00 PM)

    wonderful poetry, you know how to write poetry with excellent metaphor, this is one of my favorites...10 (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (7/8/2013 5:36:00 AM)

    Life's journey from childhood to adulthood is always difficult, but we do blossom in the end. (Report) Reply

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