Pacific Hernandez

Freshman - 748 Points (September 17,1937 / Marikina City)

A Tree - Poem by Pacific Hernandez

Although I grew up on a dry, infertile soil
I thank the gardeners by whose means I was sown
Shielded me from the heat, guarded against storms
And tended me until into a tree I've grown

Into a tree I've grown although not big and strong
The fruits I bore were sweet, pleasant to everyone
Did not leave a bad taste on other people's tongue
The leaves I wore were scant but provided a shade
To those who were weary and those who seeked relief
In my own little way, comfort to them I gave

Now I'm old and sapless, the leaves I had were gone
My branches and twigs dry, stretched towards the sun
Begging that I once more be given strength and life
So I will be again of whatever worth I might

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Comments about A Tree by Pacific Hernandez

  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (2/24/2010 3:08:00 AM)

    nice figuratives... nice write (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 16, 2015

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