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The Balding Locust Tree
by Cryssa C
Monday, May 25, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This one's for you, Dad...

 Spring has come to most of us
and with it
green and leaves,
but this old tree with sturdy trunk
I think is stuck in autumn

He’s made a show of trying
to be a part of spring
with tiny
green leaves sparsely spread
upon his graying limbs

It seems too much an effort
to put forth more than that
to immerse himself completely
in the showiness of spring

Though in younger days his head was full
of spring and
green of things
I think that when my mother died
she took some of the

So now he stands there,
arms outstretched and nearly bald
hoping that his rugged charm
will be enough offering this year

I hope he knows that his offering,
although it’s sparse this spring
has been enough throughout the years
to make a monument of him

He’s tired and he’s feeling old
I wonder if he’s dreaming
of embracing spring again--
green embracing him…

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Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/25/2015
Full of heart energy, and beauty, and resonance xo Christine
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 5/25/2015
Can't see to read.
Reviewed by Charlie 5/25/2015
There's sap yet in that there tree. Refusing, transfusing, bemusing. --Charlie
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/25/2015
I have to help along my sickly tree. Will remove all the dead branches tomorrow, if it comes.
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 5/25/2015
Dear Cryssa, As usual your poems are very much appreciated, and particularly in spring, which gives us all new hope and happiness. All the best to you and your family, Love Emile

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