Laura Gilfillan


Who Can Understand


Who can understand
A heart made of wood,
Roots clutched tightly deep in soil.
Who can understand
Desperation, standing against storm and hardship,
Surviving all—growing tall.
Who can understand
The loneliness of a cold stump,
Felled at last by a small, old man.

Submitted: Sunday, March 31, 2013

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  • Rookie Titi Dale (3/31/2013 8:39:00 PM)

    Hmmmmmm. An interesting concept, Laura! Nice poem, good rhetorical questions: D (Report) Reply

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