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What do you see May 7th

Hello tree

Can you see me?

I’m standing right in front of you

I’m very scared and very blue

I ran away from home you see

Really don’t know what’ll become of me

I’m standing here, the lake behind me

If I slip I’ll wrap my arms around thee

I don’t know what I’m going to do

I wish I could live here with you

My mother died and dad remarried

My life has become harried

I really don’t want her in our lives

She’s always hitting me on my behind

Why did my mother have to go

I truly, truly miss her so

A thought just came to me

I’ll go to my grandmother and  I’ll see

If she and I can live happily

Thank you, Mr. Tree

I’m so glad you listened to me

I feel much better now, so I’ll let you be


©Susan Zutautas 2019


This poem was written for What Do You See. 













16 Comments Post a comment
  1. I am glad I am not the only one who talks to trees

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    May 7, 2019
  2. Nathan AM Smith #

    Awww. The emotions here are powerful and the execution feels realistic.

    Liked by 1 person

    May 7, 2019
  3. That is beautiful, Susan


    May 7, 2019
  4. This is so poignant and lovely.

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    May 7, 2019
  5. Hélène - Willow Poetry #

    What a beautiful yet sad event. I love that you wrote as the child speaking to the tree. This is fantastic Susan. Thank you for joining the challenge.

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    May 7, 2019
    • Thanks so much, so glad you liked it ❤

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      May 7, 2019
      • Hélène - Willow Poetry #

        My pleasure to read your stories Susan. I just love this little guy. He gives me a big smile.

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        May 7, 2019

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