This Solitary Tree

This solitary tree,

Utterly alone amongst the brown grasses.

Nary a leaf can I see,

iIgnored by the traveling masses.

~

No birds find cause to seek shelter,

No buds rise to show you love.

Dry and brittle in the noonday swelter,

Limbs raised to Heaven hoping for rain from above.

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What have you done to be shunned…an outcast,

Sentence too cruel for such an innocent one.

Punishment levied you’d hoped you’d outlast,

With each passing day a new days begun.

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I look on with sorrow and the shedding of tears,

As I see myself in you, one and the same.

With scarcely a friend after all of these years,

I’ve no one to place, except me with the blame.

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I too just as you have my soul laid out bare,

A wish for companionship to stay.

Broken and weak I expose to the air,

The longing for love I keep locked away.

~

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

14 thoughts on “This Solitary Tree

  1. Aw. This has a sad heartbeat, but I hear it well. Beautifully sad. Hope you are well Dom.

  2. This is beautiful Dom. i can interpret this is so many ways. what is interesting about old trees is that they still serve a function – we may not outwardly see it but it is there and i think it is never too late to befriend them. xx

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