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Mantel Seeds (standard:poetry, 1191 words)
Author: LoriAdded: Mar 25 2011Views/Reads: 1206/1069Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This is a story about the life of a tree. I hope you stay with it until the end. I'm aware it's a bit wordy. But when you start at the beginning you can't leave something out. It could be my best poem yet.

Mantel Seeds 


I learned a hard lesson early in life. 

We're all just a flush away. 

I'm living proof of that. 

A bird pooped me one day. 

It sounds disgusting and gross, 

but that's the story of my birth. 

Though the real beginning came 

from below the Mother earth. 


A couple bought the home on my land 

as I made my entrance into the sunshine. 

With a hunched stem I watched 

as they pulled up the for sale sign. 

Her squeals of glee could be heard 

from many miles away as he 

shouted some indistinguishable words. 


Daily life passed without a care 

as I started to sprout limbs and leaves. 

The rain and sun provided growth. 

I could rustle now with a gentle breeze. 

Majestic was what I was striving for. 

Little did I know I was about to experience joy. 

On a glorious Summer day the couple 

brought home a handsome baby boy. 


The shade I provided in the afternoons 

was a blessing for me as much as her. 

She'd bring Jacob out for a breathe of air. 

I was glad I wasn't a wimpy Douglas fir. 

I'd listen to her crackle as he cooed. 

Even lost a few leaves from fear at his first steps. 

Longed to catch him as he stumbled. 

The small tike had too much pep. 


The day the man made a swing on me 

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