Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 151,289 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

Arbor Day - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

Do I offend?
No, I only defend,
not me,
It's you I defend.
Don't be so cruel to a friend,
what do you intend?
Defend trees defend greenery,
you need my scenery,
what do I take from you,
nature gives me all I need,
may be minerals or water,
my mother can feed me well,
and winds scatter my seeds,
that is how nature breeds,
but you kill me,
and you my ignorant friend,
what do you intend?
I don't want poems on me,
I want a caress from you,
love me love yourself,
breath in me,
and let me breath in you,
it's a cycle of love,
don't kill me,
live and let me live,
come on my friend,
for a green love,
I have an embryo for you,
love me and take it from me,
and on the Arbor Day,
hand over it to the mother earth,
soon you will see my cute baby,
and when it will grow,
it will bring flowers for your children,
with rainbow colors,
and aroma
that will wake you from your sleep,
and you will see your children breathing in me,
and my baby breathing in them,
and you will see butterflies,
writing your name,
on the fruits no more forbidden,
and the neat and clean winds,
will sing a song of glory for you,
was he an Angel?
sent by nature to plant a tree,
his lovely photographs in the petals I see,
his aromatic breaths I feel in me,
he is gone and you don't see,
but still living in a planted tree!

Topic(s) of this poem: tree

Comments about Arbor Day by Akhtar Jawad

  • Hazel Durham (1/27/2016 6:41:00 AM)

    Stunning write, trees are a symbol of nature's spirit and freedom, giving inspiration to all with their beauty and peaceful presence! (Report) Reply

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  • Valsa George (1/22/2016 1:39:00 AM)

    As Joyce Kilmer says 'A tree is the most beautiful poem ever written'! It is host to man and beast..... it sustains and nourishes life! Imagine a world with sparsely growing trees! How dull it would be! So we should stop all our cruelty to trees! A lovely poem Akhtar ji! A 10 (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (1/20/2016 10:09:00 PM)

    So beautifully penned! A tree is the universal symbol of nature, giver of oxygen, sequestering CO2, providing the spirit with inspiration (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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