macaulay akinbami

Rookie - 254 Points (7th February / Lagos, Nigeria)

The Trees - Poem by macaulay akinbami

I choose to see the trees
When nothing on earth gives joy
I choose to hear the songs of the birds
In the cool hours when the dew spreads
Its wings, to wet my world
Let the leaves dance with the wind as
I watch the dance of nature
In this lonely world where friend are few
And foes are many
In the trees I found a friend
Though you chide my choice
Yet it is the best in this vain
The green of the leaves, the colours of the flowers
The dance in the wind
The endurance in the odds
Sometimes rainy in my choice
And sunny to my hurt
In the bright day standing still
And in darkness never fret
And when wearied by time
The beauty remains in my heart unfading.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Lyric

Comments about The Trees by macaulay akinbami

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/8/2015 5:14:00 PM)

    I choose to see the trees
    When nothing on earth gives joy....Very much expressive lines. You have truly realized importance of trees in expression. Nice sharing.10
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 8, 2015

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