Shawn L. Bird

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poem- time tree August 11, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:20 pm
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The tree outside my bedroom window

was the diameter of my skinny child legs:

smooth skinned trunk,

sweet green leaves.

Now, I reach my mother arms

around rough bark,

scrape my wrists as

I stretch to touch

my finger tips together.

There’s summer sun in the scent

of poplar leaves.

I look into the window

searching for my youthful face

gazing out at the future.


19 Responses to “poem- time tree”

  1. Michele Seminara Says:


  2. poetsmith246 Says:

    Beautiful poem. Succinct. Enjoyed it!

  3. coconutspeak Says:

    I love it. It takes me back to my youth.

  4. hakeem Says:

    nice use of imagery. i love it

  5. Rachael Says:

    Wonderful! Love the picture it paints.

  6. rhyiagibbons Says:

    Reblogged this on The hipster life of Rhyia… and commented:
    Very Beautiful ❤

  7. I really like this- it combines the young and the growth together so easily

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