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Weeping Willow
by Valerie Ciolek

Saturday, November 05, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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(Our dearly missed childhood friends of old)




WEEPING WILLOWS

You were
always there

In the day
flowing branches
providing shade
leaves rippling
shimmering green
in the sunlight

In the dark
of the night
swaying violently
during storms
casting shadows
behemoths
fighting a war

You bent
while the mighty Oak
across the way
broke
heavy branches
crashing to the ground

Anchored
by roots
that reached
deep in the earth
criticized by some
for merely
taking a drink
of water

My childhood spent
nestled
in the crook
of your creaking branches
being rocked to and fro
far above the ground

All that remains
today
are two tall stumps
standing
like silent soldiers

~Copyright Valerie Ciolek~

Willow - the SONG . . . listen . . .
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Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/6/2011
Ah . . . But you have the memories . . . That is enough sometimes . . .
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 11/5/2011
beautiful, enjoyed the You Tube also :) I had a willow friend as a youth also :)



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