Not Long Left

Rookie (17.05.1981 / The Molten Core)

The Olive Tree Has Olives Father - Poem by Not Long Left

In this toy littered Garden I tend to
scan the background. Long moments

spent staring at the Evergreens
as they bend and bow in the wind.

Sometimes when the Garden is not
enough for tired little minds I watch

The seagulls dart towards the earth
before gliding over fence and frames.

Today I took note of the Olive tree that
stands just a little from my smoking seat.

There in silent glory it waited. on its fragile
branches tiny green rock hard unformed

olives clung. And for all of thirty seconds
I considered ringing him, a way to break

the year long silence, A reminder of his
parting gift. Being the man I am I closed

the door on tree and thought and
awarded myself a self pitying sigh.

Comments about The Olive Tree Has Olives Father by Not Long Left

  • (8/3/2006 1:34:00 PM)

    This poem made me want to come over and tell you not to be so stubborn, and go and ring your father. But you are what you are. I like this poem for that reason - it's about you, and your relationship. Thank you for sharing, Vincent.

    Love, Fran xx
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  • (8/3/2006 8:19:00 AM)

    Seams a happy sad poem Vince, but very nice Dave (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 3, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 20, 2010

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