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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Trees (12/05/05)

TITLE: Trees (ii)
By James Brodeur
12/07/05


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Trees are like people
Each season they change
You pass them by daily
Not knowing their names
The colors are endless
Some short and some tall
Some stand through the ages
While others, they fall
Some trees have a meaning
For a loved ones first kiss
Some trees, sentimental
For loved ones we miss
A tree deeply rooted
Can withstand the wind
A tree grown on poor soil
Is bound to give in
Some trees carry poison
With caution proceed
From a tree came mans downfall
The apple and eve
Some trees give off shade
On a hot summers day
Some trees stand as markings
To show people the way
One tree was raised
So strong and so tall
It would carry mans sins
Once and for all
God knew of this tree
To fall it would stand
It would suffer the pain
Of an innocent man
The tree felt some sadness
This man was so frail
He cried with this man
As he felt the cold nails
It wondered aloud
Was this Gods plan?
Why did you choose me?
And who is this man?
God spoke to the tree
And it understood
Mankind would be saved
On a Cross made of wood.





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Brandi Roberts12/12/05
I enjoyed this. The rhythm and rhyme would flow better if this were separated into stanzas. Thanks for sharing!
Kris St. James12/12/05
I really liked this. The flow was a bit awkward, but the idea was very unique, so I looked past the rythym a bit. This will be a great poem once the flow is smoothed out. Good job!
Naomi Deutekom12/12/05
I really like this. Thanks for your creativitiy.
Jan Ackerson 12/14/05
Well done--good meter and rhyme. Punctuation may help the flow and readability.

Good job at writing such an extended metaphor quite capably.
Linda Watson Owen12/15/05
Lovely!
Sandra Petersen 12/16/05
This was beautiful! The entire last half of the poem gave me shivers as the tree tried to understand. Some very powerful phrases in those last eleven lines! Good job!