Creative Writing

Changing Seasons

This poem was written for an English assignment 2 years ago. We were required to take a photo and write a poem based on what we saw. I found an old tree stump and that is what I based this poem on. This is the result:

It started as a seed

Beautiful, safe, protected

A new beginning

 

She gave the seed everything

Water, sun and love

Mother Nature’s precious child

 

As time went on the teenager grew

Ignoring the wind, defiant and firm

Standing tall for what it believed

 

Time went on and seasons changed

Leaves were lost, branches grew

A life entering adulthood

Leaving the innocence behind

 

The tree helped those in need

Providing comfort and relief to all around

Braving the storms thrown its way

Coming out stronger than before

 

Days passed and darkness crept in

The tree grew frail, needing support

Eventually the pain released its hold

And the tree was gone

A life cut down in its prime

 

The tree gazed back at the life it had lived

The friends it made, the family it loved

The memories that couldn’t be taken away

Not through cancer, not through suffering

Not through death

 

For you see, I sat beneath that tree

Everyday of my life

We were one, the tree and I

And as I grew, it grew

And as I loved, it loved

Intertwined, growing together

From birth to death

From seed to trunk

Throughout the changing seasons

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