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A Fruit-laden Tree!

This thought is upon a fruit-laden Tree
Whose fruits and shades for all were free
It looked at many a rich harvests
Experienced many a droughts
It bore the pangs of scorching sun,
Raining, hailing and snowfall
It witnessed the reigns of many a kings
it sung the notes of many a seasons
Heard moral tales of rise and fall
It was the friend of the big and small
It read of many a coup de tat
Seeds and tender infant plants
Grew under its cool and bounteous shades
Many a travelers took rest and relief
Under its fertile boughs and leaf-arcades;
Last night, the death angel claimed its claim
Now tender plants will grow in pain
Face to face with sunlight and rain
But, the up torn tree will never be rooted again!

Submitted: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013


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On the sad demise of my uncle who passed away last night at a time when he was about to be an octogenarian...(R.I.P) ! ! !

Comments about this poem (Aao baaten karen! (Urdu) by Shahzia Batool )

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  • Ken E Hall (4/18/2014 10:58:00 PM)

    Clever look at life just leaving our memories as the years condemn we soak the pain and cry inside...enjoyed the structure of the poem...regards

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  • Muhammad Ali (2/2/2014 12:56:00 AM)

    it is sad. and it is always. and forever and the picture you made. i hope the small plants will grow into the big trees... best wishes

  • Hina Narjis (12/1/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    Seeds and tender infant plants
    Grew under its cool and bounteous shades...
    Now tender plants will grow in pain
    Face to face with sunlight and rain...
    It's sad reality of life...My dad was A Fruit-Laden Tree 4 me...May the Almighty give me strength n courage 2 b the same tree 4 others...

  • Mohabeer Beeharry (9/7/2013 8:47:00 AM)

    The poem was getting ever so happy, then suddenly there is that dark angel
    Oh why?
    But the entire piece portrays life
    However good, or great we are, the end will come sometimes.
    Well done.
    Just brilliant

    Mohabeer Beeharry

  • Sun Shine (8/30/2013 1:30:00 AM)

    lost time can never b found again... memories are painful...

    beautiful description in the memory of a Person who lived so long and made place in every heart!

  • Heather Wilkins (8/21/2013 8:04:00 PM)

    a fruit laden tree is an elder in the family with much knowledge. a lovely tribute R I P

  • Neela Nath (7/27/2013 10:50:00 AM)

    Really a praiseworthy write.10+ of course.

  • Geetha Jayakumar (7/25/2013 12:00:00 PM)

    Yes, torn tree will never be rooted again...A Wonderful tribute, may his soul rest in peace. Thank you for sharing this beautiful write.

  • Tribhawan Kaul (7/24/2013 11:17:00 PM)

    Great tribute to you dearest uncle. The eldest head is like a, as Ramesh Rai Ji has rightly said, like a banyan. tree. which provides shade, protection and allows smaller plants to grow under its wings. Great write. May God rest his soul in peace.

  • David Wood (7/24/2013 5:14:00 AM)

    A wonderful tribute Shahzia, may he rest in peace

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