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The Tree of Life

November 30, 2018
By Leigh116 PLATINUM, Easley, South Carolina
Leigh116 PLATINUM, Easley, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"We're all mad here." -Alice in Wonderland

A tree stands tall and firm

Not a leaf upon its branches

Alone in a field it grows

Overlooking the green grass

History fills its branches

Reaching toward a cloudy sky

Alone in a field it decays

Overlooking the dying grass

A tree falls with death

Nothing around to hear

Alone it has died

Only the grass is left behind

The author's comments:

There is this tree that I used to pass on the way to my Grandma's. It was really old and had a lot of history around it. The story I heard about it had to do with the Civil War. There was just something about this tree that gave me chills so when it finally fell I decided to write about it. 

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