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A Tree As A Metaphor of Life
by Felix LeRoy Perry

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
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My belated contribution to Earth Day poetry...


A Tree As A Metaphor Of Life

By: Fee


the roots deep


anchored to earth,

rocks, other roots

deep, deep

resiliently grasping

pushing up and out

winds whip

rivers tear

sun scorches

still survival wins

character grows

strength is bred

baring fruit

life and living


chainsaw buzz

cuts bleed

roots shrivel

life is done…




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Reviewed by Leann Marshall 4/24/2008
Something so strong and resilient cut down so quickly by a machine-wielding human. Augh!
I very much liked your Tree word formation.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 4/24/2008
Very well penned! Love it, the pic is also lovely.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 4/24/2008
recycling is so important!
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/24/2008
Your belated Earth Day poem and metaphor is a damned good one, my friend! We all need to start revering Earth's trees before it's too late. And since tomorrow is Arbor Day, I plan on planting a few more.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/24/2008
Wonderful writing sweet Fee,very well done indeed..have a wonderful and safe day...HUgsss
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/24/2008

The cycle, continues - if we'll plant - a thought provoking write, very well penned.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 4/24/2008
This is a wonderful write Felix, too many trees are being destroyed for no just cause and so life diminishes. Thank you for sharing gre words.

Love ya face Cuz XOXOXO, Rose
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/24/2008
What it took hundred of years to grow, man can destroy in a minute.
When a tree fall in the forest and nobody is there...yes, it makes a sound, the last scream of an executed innocent.

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 4/23/2008
Excellent in verse and in use of metaphors...powerful, Fee.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/23/2008
well written metaphor!
Reviewed by Tiana ~ 4/23/2008
Great analogy, Fee! Wonderfully expressed ... :)
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 4/23/2008
Your metaphor is so 'right on.' Life, death ... and cycle continues. Gotta' say "I truly loved and enjoyed this!!!"

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 4/23/2008
Thank goodness the schools are teaching children about the conservation of trees and the importznce to protect the Rain Forest. I recall when I was in first grade we never studied the Rain Forest. It starts with out children.
Love and blessings,
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 4/23/2008
Very nicely done! I love your artistic side! One of my least favorite sounds on this planet is the sound of a chainsaw - it can send me into a full-blown fit (not sure how else to describe it).
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 4/23/2008
Excellent! Life cycle explained very well.
Reviewed by Nicky Goodman 4/23/2008
Fee - i like the tree you made -there is a good poem i read recently called 'The innocence of trees', by Bevvy at where she said many things about them -i'm planting trees at the mo - plenty charities do this online if it's not pos at home, some years ago i searched Plant a Tree- those last lines are *brrr* Even when a tree it cut they contribute to life, and in my mind live, alive as shelter, table. fire, paper... -i think you are a good tree Fee, and your poems lately -well i wrote 2 musicals, one for my dad with Cash and Denver in it and then i see you wrote a musical one too, and i wrote a poem last month, Don't cut this tree! - poetry eh? Does my head in right good and proper as they say in my neck of the woods - ive recently copied a very old one Woods and Trees because i lost the edit i did -may be i will post it for you to see- take care Fee of Trees, Nicky of the Village of Sleepsalot on the Green xx
Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 4/23/2008
Great analogy which transports from wonderous nature to our own human nature as well. Well Done! Deborah
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/23/2008
A wonderful comparison to life itself for all. Yet to cut that life short seems to be such a sad shame. As a tree we grow in strength and wisdom and if used wisely we will soar.....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Sanja Dayslink 4/23/2008
Your words hit the spot - and as Marcia pointed out - no trees, no air! We should start thinking about this in our urban planning. Well done, yet again.

Much luv,
Sanja xoxo
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/23/2008
wow,, I read this a few times,,,It is the cycle of life.
Outstanding Fee.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 4/23/2008
I agree with Kate, here. The ending is so sad. I love trees. Flowers, I don't know one from another but a tree, I know so many personally. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/23/2008
This works on so many levels, Felix. Our thoughts can fly away or nest in so many of your boughs... but that ccccchhhhhainsaw buzzzz at the end... my word! It is a very sad experience that so much life is ruthlessly cut short in it's prime... through sickness, misfortune or the wantoness and greed of other men/women. A metaphor for Life that will never grow thin or cease from having meaning and depth and variety. Thank you for this, Kate xx
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/23/2008
Oh my Fee, you do have a way with words and metaphors! Exceptional write.
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 4/23/2008
Well done Fee. No trees equals no air. People need to think about that.
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