Gone But Not Forgotten

NLTreasures By NLTreasures, 21st Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1ymgaota/
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Poem about a young lad planting an apple seed, growing it into a tree, the young lad grows old and dies, the tree weeps.

Gone But Not Forgotten

The apple tree he planted
more than eighty years ago
withstood the heat of summer
and winters ice and snow
though many branches broken off
in a sleet storm some years back
the apple blossoms flower
on the branches still intact

He was just a young lad
when he found an old tin can
and inside a seed he planted
that’s how its life began
the seed began to flourish
growing too large for the can
he placed it in his garden
with his own two loving hands

The years passed by so quickly
how the apple tree had grown
outside in the garden
the tree stood all alone
the man that nursed her throughout life
for some reason hadn’t shown
the days and weeks turned into years
she knew now he was gone

Eighty years is only young
In the life time of a tree
but eighty years in a humans life
most don’t live to see
The young lad grew into a man
the man grew old and died
The dewdrops on the apple tree
are tears for him she cried.

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Gone But Not Forgotten, James R Yetman

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author avatar NLTreasures
I was born and raised in Bryants Cove, Newfoundland, Canada, in 1957
I enjoy writing Poetry, short stories, and creating videos with Music. My website can be found at newfoundlandtreasures.com

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author avatar Christine Crowley
21st Jan 2012 (#)

I loved this poem - it is truly wonderful.

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author avatar XX=MAD_MAX=XX
21st Jan 2012 (#)

great work there. ^_^ keep it up! i'd like to read more. ^_^

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
21st Jan 2012 (#)

love this..touched my heart and made me cry..thank you so much..

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
9th Sep 2012 (#)

"The dewdrops on the apple tree
are tears for him she cried."

Beautiful conclusion!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
9th Sep 2012 (#)

"The dewdrops on the apple tree
are tears for him she cried."

Beautiful conclusion!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
9th Sep 2012 (#)

"The dewdrops on the apple tree
are tears for him she cried."

Beautiful conclusion!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
9th Sep 2012 (#)

"The dewdrops on the apple tree
are tears for him she cried."

Beautiful conclusion!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
3rd Dec 2013 (#)

Very nice writing my friend!

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