Robert James Smith

Veteran Poet - 1,531 Points (New York)

Complacent - Poem by Robert James Smith

silent stoic
strong as can be
why would he need
a friend like me?

hard cold
facing attacks
sightless he feels the first
blow of the ax

rescue now
how i don't know
the ax would destroy me
with only one blow

courage alive
but what's that to me?
i'll use any excuse
but i won't save the tree

Topic(s) of this poem: earth, woods, environment, nature, tree

Comments about Complacent by Robert James Smith

  • (1/11/2016 2:10:00 PM)

    That what's wrong with the world today it has become complacent with things being the way they are. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/18/2015 2:17:00 AM)

    Interesting concept, makes me wonder why you wouldn't save the tree. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Robert Smith (9/18/2015 9:00:00 AM)

    Thank you for writing RoseAnn! I guess most people wouldn't raise a finger to save a tree from being cut down, with notable exceptions of course. The speaker in this case realizes the tree is alive, could use a friend, and must come up with an excuse to justify his cowardice. :)

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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