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Terence G. Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)


***Winter Tree


the tree shivers
quietly
as the winter breeze
drifts by

its skinny body
stretches
as the howling wind
blows

its twitchy branches
look
like skeletal bare bones
dancing

it stands still
creaking rustling
as it waves
cold bony arms

its slimy moss
thin covers
its bare body
shivering

its huge trunk
is now muddy wrinkly
the branches wave
as the wind howls

it stays still
bends
its wrinkly body
dying

Copyright © Kayla Malachi Craddock
Written in July 2014 on the 30.7.2014.

Submitted: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Topic of this poem: Winter


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Copyright © Kayla Malachi Craddock
Written in July 2014 on the 30.7.2014.
This is one of my daughter's poems, she is only nine at present and because I like this poem, and she will probably lose it, I will store it here for her until she is old enough to have her own site; for listing her own poems herself. 'Winter Tree' was her original title, although she discussed 'Winter Tree Dying' as an alternative title. She presently wants to be an author, to early to tell.

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  • Veteran Poet - 2,756 Points Hazel Durham (10/12/2014 2:17:00 PM)

    An amazing poem so beautifully written with a great description of a winter tree dying with a great choice of words that capture the starkness!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my poems! (Report) Reply

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