Gone But Not Forgotten

NLTreasures By NLTreasures, 19th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/429deb5r/
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Gone But Not Forgotten is about my Great Uncle who planted an apple tree seed when he was but a boy, and about the trees feelings when she knew he'd gone forever

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 span 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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Apple Tree, Bloom, Cried, Garden, Gone But Not Forgotten, Oving Hands, Plant, Planting Seed, Young, Young Child, Young Man

Meet the author

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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