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"Oak Tree"

"Oak Tree"

"Oak Tree" by Minds_eye
"Oak Tree" by Minds_eye


Through leaves we watched the sun to set,
From our perch upon the Old Oak Tree.
With string and branch we fished the riv’let
And napped under His shady lee.

In His limbs our tarnished swing He held
As we tried to touch the sky;
A makeshift ladder to Him we nailed
To ascend into our fort on high.

We climbed His trunk, as a pirate’s mast,
As we sailed through glistening sea.
Or scaled a castle of ages past
Which towered so majestically.

We played amongst the leaves each fall;
His brilliant coat for us He shed.
In winter He wore a snowy shawl
We adorned with lights of green and red.

But as we grew our interests changed
And we forgot that Old Oak Tree.
The Pirate Ship grew worn and aged.
And the castle none could see.

This Tree forever gave and gave
‘Til disease spread subtly.
A solemn stump now marks the grave
Of our dearest Old Oak Tree.

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Quizzabella on April 28, 2006, 1:59:22 AM

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QuizzabellaGorgeous! The shading, the atmosphere... I love it to bits.

Jiori-Seth on August 22, 2005, 4:24:37 PM

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Jiori-SethGorgeous. Simply gorgeous. THe tones are wonderfully accurate, theres a bit of smudging by the foot on the tree but its not very noticable. Wonderful pic

riku_harada on May 30, 2005, 8:06:39 AM

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riku_haradawow...... wow....... wow........ wow....... wow....

riku_harada on May 30, 2005, 8:06:28 AM

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riku_haradawow...... wow....... wow........ wow....... wow....

riku_harada on May 30, 2005, 8:06:17 AM

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riku_haradawow...... wow....... wow........ wow....... wow....

Lilith_SpiritOfTheNight on May 4, 2005, 10:30:52 AM

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Lilith_SpiritOfTheNightWOW! You are brilliant.

Minds_eye on March 31, 2005, 7:55:18 AM

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Minds_eyethanks for commenting blind_stranger. Yes I wrote the poem and the person and pose just sybolizes the feeling of my youth, but not any specific person or event.

blind_stranger on March 30, 2005, 4:23:27 PM

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blind_strangerDid you write that poem? wow
And one more question: is that kid in the picture anybody in particular, or is he just a random somebody?

Good work! (again) ^_~

higes_wolf on March 15, 2005, 7:43:11 PM

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higes_wolfAwsome!ur good at humans!u should do more!I don't think I've ever done that!looks like fun!*runs off and climes neibors tree*

illuminateTHEdarkness on March 14, 2005, 1:01:49 PM

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illuminateTHEdarknessBrings me back to the day when i could roam free like the jakealops and feel the breeze from the ..."wind". lol. N e ways sweet job I use to pretend i was a pirate aswell good times those were :'( wish I could go back but sadly I can't. N e ways good job.