Dr. Debasish Mridha


Life is a Tall, Tender Tree


For if life is a tall tender tree,
For then, life is joy, life is free.
The tree is dancing in the air, sunny or showers,
With his joy, with his love, with his flowers.

For if life is a tall tender tree,
There is no pain or gain, she or he.
No complaining, only serving and caring.
Creating life for joy of sharing.

For if life is a tall tender tree,
For then, there are no you and me.
We are nature; we are love; we are beauty.
Giving and loving is our eternal duty.

Submitted: Friday, January 11, 2013
Edited: Saturday, January 12, 2013

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Denise Orrin (9/25/2014 4:11:00 PM)

    Great poem! I love the metaphor of life being like a tree. I especially love the line we are nature; we are love; we are beauty. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Keenon White (2/27/2014 5:01:00 PM)

    This poem is very meaningful. The metaphoric comparison of life to a tree and how nature has no worries but to serve others that may need its covering or protection or its oxygen to breathe yet it stands tall with not much worries..and like nature it gives and express love naturally..no strings attached. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sara F (10/31/2013 9:37:00 AM)

    i love the message of giving and loving. Definitely needs more of this in the world. lovely poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rahul J (10/24/2013 1:08:00 PM)

    Very profound comparison of life as viewed by the nature of a tree. The tree has seasons and has both a defined and undefined purpose. Thought provoking! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,056 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/25/2013 12:21:00 PM)

    Life and tree have lot of similarities and you brought them out nicely. Please read my poem 'Big Tree' when you have time. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Kehoe (1/22/2013 12:11:00 PM)

    This poem is one of many wonderful poems written by Dr. Mridha and mentions the simple beauty of life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie April Noneedtoknow (1/21/2013 4:06:00 PM)

    Dr Mridha this is very nice and know you shall never die but always live in our hearts and mind your poems are absolutely beautiful. thank you for sharing such a wonderful experience with all of us (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Annie Charbonneau (1/18/2013 3:33:00 PM)

    very profound that us humans are like a tall tender tree and we both require the same care and happiness. (Report) Reply

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