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  • Writer's pictureLaura Hewett

The Princess Tree

There's a weird tree growing outside of Riedlingen, so I wrote a poem about it. Chris and Emily told me I wouldn't embarrass myself if I posted it on the internet.

 

Blessed is the one

who is planted by

streams of water


Made for the island

some seeds were stolen

planted in darkness


Meant to be more

celebrating life and growth

Symbol of Unity


Rerooted in the forest

you were landlocked instead

still growing tall


Where others meant harm

your roots grew deep

as nature intended


When were you infected?

What did they do?

Innocence was lost.


It's not your fault

you can be redeemed

seasons are changing


Send your roots deeper

they will be cleaned

Symbol of Hope

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stephensfam6
Aug 04, 2020

beautifully said.

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crfelton
Jul 19, 2020

A thoughtful poem. Can you post a picture of that tree?

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dave
Jul 19, 2020

Truly a mix of time and trauma blended in poetry....

I love see life through your poetry

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