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(For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a young girl standing next to an old sprawling tree in a park. There is an empty bench in front of her)
In years gone by, I’d stand and watch
People coming from time to time,
Family, friends, young and old,
Yet none of them were mine.
They’d sit and chat, have picnics too,
This shady place, somewhere to sit,
Happy hours were once shared here,
And I was lucky to be part of it.
Love and laughter, shouts and squeals,
Hugs and touching always,
Time have changed, it’s quiet now
Filled with lonely days.
A tender smile, a hand so small,
Warm, innocent and kind,
Alone she stands, talking to herself,
No-one before, no-one behind.
A child brings memories flooding back,
When my arms held cherished ones near,
Now I stand, an aging tree
Telling stories no-one will hear.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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A tale told from a different perspective. Loved this one, Di.
Beautiful, I love trees 💜
Story of a lonely aging tree! Just wonderful.
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That is really beautiful. Imagine all the stories just one tree could tell!
Indeed. I’ve written a few poems from a tree’s point of view.
LOVE this one!!
A lovely, gentle piece 🙂
This is so wonderful
Never expected the end, this is superb, Di. 🙂
You are welcome, Di. 🙂
This is so beautiful and the last line is just melancholic. Love this poem!
Thank you. I’m glad you liked it.
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Wow…brilliant take on the prompt Di.