amandaorange

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hopeful romantic | 16 | she/her | still figuring life out | joined july 2020
"We keep living anyway. We rise and we fall and we break and we make our mistakes."

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Thanks if you read all this. :)

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August 15, 2020

Day 1
They stand, a group of dancers on a stage
Swaying with the wind and the music of the earth
Turning tears of the clouds into blinding life
The world watches this performance
These dancers
Trees in a forest


Day 2- the tree in my backyard
She watched me
as i grew older
and came to sit there beside her
braiding flower crowns and
whispering secrets
into the folds of her skirts
telling her my troubles and
wishes and
wonders
about the world.

She was as real to me as any other guardian
raising me and praising me
always there
through years and tears
when that great tree
finally fell
i think the very earth
cried.

[The capitals /not capital letters are intentional.]


Day 3

They are guardians
watchers
listeners and protectors
standing there on hills and in fields
looking over
us all.


Day 4
A living scrapbook
holding memories of life
broken branches where kites fell
names of lovers scratched into bark
stories of children trying to touch the sky
broken bones and great adventures
stories of kept friendship
secrets and trust
found love
fallen flowers tucked behind ears
family photos
secret meetings
dancing in leaves
wind and summer air and beautiful days mark this tree forever


Day 5
The tree was a hotel of sorts
a place to find yourself.
Home to bugs and birds and the breeze
and the occasional child left alone.
It was a meeting place for friends
and a peaceful place to read.
It was a place to watch the stars
and maybe tie up a swing.
A place for peace and comfort
and the good kind of quiet.

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2 Comments
  • mirkat

    also i love the hamilton quote in your bio! relatable and beautiful and actually one of my favorite hamilton quotes. <3


    6 months ago
  • mirkat

    this is absolutely beautiful and for some reason made me tear up? all of these poems are so amazing and i love each and every one. i think my absolute favorite poem would be the day 2 b/c its so nostalgic and sweet and now i appreciate trees even more by reading this. so great job! <3<3<3


    6 months ago