poet Phil Soar

Phil Soar

The Tree

I find it very hard to see
Why I grew up to be a tree
I grow my leaves and then they fall
I don't know why they grow at all
I'm home to insects bugs and lice
They eat my bark, which isn't nice
I'm older than the oldest man
I spread my branches where I can
But seldom have I felt at ease
For I have caught Dutch Elm disease
Yet every year I have new buds
And love my life within the woods

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Poem Submitted: Monday, October 27, 2014
Poem Edited: Thursday, October 30, 2014

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  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja SinghAkham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (3/16/2016 12:11:00 AM)

    What the tree feels about its existence very nicely written.

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  • John BrownJohn Brown (9/1/2015 8:33:00 AM)

    This one made me smile.

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  • Kinyua KaranjaKinyua Karanja (6/23/2015 7:02:00 AM)

    Great... 'love my life within the woods'

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  • Ging TapingGing Taping (6/19/2015 10:19:00 AM)

    I spread my branches where I can...nice line.
    It brings comfort to those who need..

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  • Hans VrHans Vr (12/5/2014 9:10:00 AM)

    Wow, a personificaiton of a tree.
    Well done, Phil

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  • Sandra Feldman (10/27/2014 5:18:00 PM)

    A tree speaks thru poetry. Wonderful poem, loved it and felt all its greenery.
    Love good poetry and trees. Thank you.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (10/27/2014 3:58:00 PM)

    Yeas one human being should follow a tree. Tree is the secret of greengage and oxygen both. Tree is key of sustaining of life. Very beautifully written.

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