Juan Olivarez

Silver Star - 3,974 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Elms - Poem by Juan Olivarez

My elms are loosing their leaves,
They plead to heaven, their branches bare.
It feels like a time to grieve,
They're like cancer victims, that loose their hair.

All three gaze to the sky above,
Hoping that God will answer their plea.
Or see the white descending dove,
That will set their spirits free.

Come the spring, their leaves will sprout again,
Like cancer survivors, regrow their hair.
And life goes on, despite the pain,
As long as there's someone that cares.

12/1/10 Alton Texas


Comments about Elms by Juan Olivarez

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 1, 2010



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]