Black Poetry : an old oak tree

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It’s been too long since I’ve gotten into nature.

    An Old Oak Tree

    Beneath an old oak tree

    Where nature plays her little games
    Of “Catch as Catch can”
    With “Put’n’Tang”
    And all the little animals joined in the fray
    Dilly-dallying along the way

    There were dozens of them…surrounding him
    Squirrels aflying from limb to limb

    There was Sy’enna the songstress
    The grasshopper phenom
    And Iota the frog prince
    Sitting atop his log kingdom

    I’ve seen him

    My senses were assuaged by
    The honey-suckled sweetness
    Of so many fragrances
    …And sounds

    All around…
    Were scores of activities

    (And) Lush greenery

    Birds and bees
    Pollinating plants
    And serenading trees
    As leaves flutter in the breeze

    I listened

    I listened to the melody nature sang
    Of yesterday’s stories…and long-ago rains
    Just to entertain
    ME

    It was a raucous groove
    That made the sun turn
    ...The moon move

    Have you heard this tune?

    This beat of nature’s footsteps
    Made my heart leap
    And I wept to the melody of
    Humming birds
    And bumblebees

    As a gentle breeze swam my way

    It whispered through the trees
    Causing thousands of leaves to dance
    Each branch…swaying
    To the weight of Breathless Wonders
    And Everyday Beauty

    Got me
    Longing
    For
    The
    Serenity
    Of
    That
    Old
    Oak
    Tree

    Yesss…
    The
    River
    Screamed
    Background harmonies
    For this rhapsody
    Crying froth
    And spraying the tears of its joy
    Along the banks of its shores

    They littered the hollow with
    Melodic tunes
    Of natural blues

    And I listened

    I listened as the sun turned
    And the moon moved
    While mankind
    Abused
    Mother earth
    With his nonchalant attitude

    Still…seedlings spring to life
    And animals endure the strife
    Of that same
    Mankind

    I listened

    I listened as good out dueled bad
    And the “Sad of Heart”
    Did a two-step to
    Its whispered tunes

    I wasn’t immune to its (gravity)

    That oak tree was cool

    It shaded light
    (And) stood guard over life

    It was a lazy day

    Awash
    In the contentment
    Of an innocent heart

    Daylight marched by

    (And) Nightfall settled in

    As Darkness came to be
    A chill encompassed me

    Yet, that old oak tree stood its ground

    For scores of years
    It has wavered…to and fro
    Its branches, like a comfortable hoody
    Hangs heavy. Swings low.
    Protecting cool breezes
    That unexpectedly happened by
    Escaping the harshness of an afternoon sun
    With a whispered sigh

    Layer after layer of his crusted shell
    Told the tale of his many…and varied betrayals
    By wind and air…and nature’s elements
    Had all his many naysayers spent

    For day after day would come and go
    Only to see that oak tree waving once mo’
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man i really enjoyed this whole oak tree feel got me envisioning
     
  3. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    THANKS for responding $$RICH$$

    there's something 'bout and old oak tree on the banks of a rushing stream, and the gathering of creatures, and the many sounds that highlight the quiet of nature.

    the river floweth.
     
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    :fantastic:

    Oh, now this piece was the epitome of IMAGERY!

    I WAS THERE!


    You took me back to childhood memories....rubbing buttercups under my chin, blowing dandelions in the breeze, chewing on Sour Weed...all under the protection of a big, mighty tree, whether Oak or not.

    'Made me think of Stevie's "I Wish Those Days Could Come Back Once More...."
     
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    all i have to say is you took me there caught me up ya did....likes
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    melting into the scenery...

    ...blending with the call of nature. sharing a moment with GOD.

    i love nature.

    THANK YOU.
     
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