Category Archives: Poetry

A lonely death

100 years gone by
Growing tall and strong
Waiting for someone to come and play
Without warning it was to be my last day

One gust of wind and my boughs were broken
My heart torn in two with no hope to recover
Now as I lie on the ground I see children come close
They sit and climb along my once strong limbs

If I could cry I would shed happy tears
In death no longer alone

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I recently read a post from a new blog I followed about the recent bad weather in England. It reminded me of an old tree blown over in the storm which stood alone in a huge park and inspired me to write a short poem – my first in about 30 years!

Here’s the original post – England Weather