Ben Gieske

Some People Are Like Trees - Poem by Ben Gieske

Some people are like trees
or so it seems
if you get what I mean.

Some are strong as an oak.
Some live as long as redwoods
bending with the wind.
Some like sugar maples
snap with a gust of wind.

A few people are like some other trees.
Think about the crab apple tree
and you will see what I mean.

Some weep like a willow;
Some all peaches and cream.
Then there are the pear, apple, prune and plum.

A prune is just a plum.
What’s a fig without a leaf?
Some need that fig leaf to cover their blushing cheeks.
Some choose the elm.
No need to go to extremes.
Of that I wouldn’t dream
even though I know some people are like some other trees.

Comments about Some People Are Like Trees by Ben Gieske

  • quercus : I've never got paid for my hits... (12/2/2008 1:41:00 AM)

    Great metaphors and smart comparisons... human nature varies the way threes' genera... But what would be the world like if all trees would be the same? (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 12, 2008

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