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Watching Over You
by William Gregory

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A poem inspired by a picture of a tree which stands in the garden of a friends house

For so many years here I’ve stood

My roots, trunk & branches made of wood

Watching the seasons pass me by

Whilst my leaves in autumn take to the sky

As they fall off & flutter down to the ground

I’m aware of the turmoil all around

My spirit feels only anger & fear

The one that cares for me & holds me dear

Although I’m a tree she feels love for me

Her hurt & pain I can not see

It comes as a feeling & thought to my being

I’m more than a tree that most are seeing

That I can’t help her fills me with despair

The way she is treated just isn’t fair

She’s a kind gentle soul forever done wrong

I loved to hear her poetry & song

But she went away I knew not why

So I sent out my love across the sky

Hoping one day she would return

To feel her love is what I did yearn

Now she is here back in her home

I only wish is she’ll never again roam

Leaving me here in the silence & cold

Not seeing when my leaves turn to gold

Or bright green in the time of the spring

As they flourish & grow as I hear her sing

Playing along to the piano she loves

As her song passes up to all those above

Her talent is true & needs lots of care

So she can progress & with others then share

I will watch over her in case she may need

Then guide the others their love they then feed

She doesn’t want fame just for others to know

How blame, hurt & pain can stop you to grow 


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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 9/20/2012
Keep up writing, the hurt will go away some day. But for now, release it into the air.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/29/2012
Wonderful personification. I'm immediately reminded of my poem, From Little Acorns Grow.

Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 2/29/2012
Trees are a wonderful inspiration. So graceful and majestic. so utterly reliable, like guardians of the Earth.
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