Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday WRites 154

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ODE TO A TREE
The avocado tree stood giant-like,
In a corner of the old backyard.
Welcoming our new family stoic-like.
Tall and leafy, a healthy sturdy tree.
And in her own time, fruited giant-like.
Fruit to the size of Paradise she gifted.
Pear shaped and shared to neighbours alike.
Sad to say she was cut down without a doubt.
Even a tree old at heart decays, sad-like.
A slice of trunk remains as chopping board,
Emblem of friendship, of a tree giant-like.
ODE TO A TREE © gillena cox 2018

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HAPPY MONDAY. You've heard about the Monday Blues ❧✿❧ well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance or practice eg the rite of afternoon tea).
Welcome to Monday WRites #154, ❧✿❧ What's your mood like today ❧✿❧ I invite you to link in with one of your WRites



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Will link to

Tuesday Platform


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REVISIT
Sister Tree
.. Swizzle Stick Tree
14 May 2015



20 comments:

  1. This is beautifully profound!💞 Happy Monday, Gillena 😘☕

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    1. Thanks for linking up Sanaa

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  2. Even a tree old at heart decays, sad-like.. gosh that's sad!

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  3. Thanks for your appreciation Rajani

    much love...

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  4. A sad thing to part with an old tree.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Bjorn

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  5. Oh, poor tree. But in her day, how wonderfully she produced fruit!

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  6. Thank you for your appreciation Sherry

    much love...

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  7. At first I thought poor tree... but then I thought of all it provided....

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    1. Yes indeed thanks for your appreciation Robert

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  8. yes, the revelations of a life - from already sort of established to the fruiting of its labours, and despite of its natural (as in, it has to recycle itself eventually) what I really like is that there remains, how wonderfully! more than the stump, which will also, over time return to the earth - but for the moment, there is a token, a cutting board - which offers practical necessities, but also serves as a reminder, of the precious journey of all the lives shared and touched by it!
    how wonderful Gillena!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Willow

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  9. A slice of trunk remains as chopping board,
    Emblem of friendship, of a tree giant-like

    Memories still retained of the privileges extended before are most moving, gillena!

    Hank

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  10. Thank you for your appreciation Hank

    much love...

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  11. Thanks, Gillena. It gives a better place among the trees once we understand it's place. I've not seen an avacado tree, and didn't know the avacado grew on a tree.
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  12. Well then happy I was able to share this poem with you Jim

    much love...

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  13. A rotten heart in deed, so sorry she had to be cut down, a family friend was she.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Annell

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  14. Beautiful avocado tree...her memory still survives on your kitchen bench.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Cressida

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