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Orchard of life

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angelswing
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0 posted 03-30-2000 11:41 AM       View Profile for angelswing   Email angelswing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for angelswing

The Orchard of Life .

Life is like an orchard,
All the sweetness is there for taking,
But like an orchard also,
The best is,
Lost,
Forsaken .
Out of reach,
The best fruit bloom,
Only the tall can reap them,
No matter how you try and try,
Your jump will never seek them .
To you my friend,
There are four choices,
You can give up now with nout to bear,
You settle for just what you reach,
You climb the tree,
The effort’s great,
But yield,
Most rewarding .
Or best of all you get some stilts,
And stand up,
Proud and teaching,
Preach down the branch,
On which it sits,
And pluck the juicy prise all seeping .  

Written by Tom Baker.




 With poetry as your weapon - express your iner feelings so all may carry your sorrow, united as one .
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hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 03-30-2000 11:48 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Oh...very wise advice Tom. I like this one  
TerryW
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2 posted 03-30-2000 11:49 AM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Very good, Tom!
     I think we can all take a lesson from you on this one!




 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
CherylLynnMckee
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3 posted 03-30-2000 01:29 PM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

Lovely poem...great message!

 
Poet deVine
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4 posted 03-31-2000 12:32 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful poem with a great message..I'm getting a ladder!  
Enola
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Are you getting a ladder yourself, young man?  The juicy prize WILL be yours!  Cool poem.
Love & Hugs.


 The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition.
mete out
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6 posted 03-31-2000 06:21 AM       View Profile for mete out   Email mete out   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mete out

***Tom,
If anyone is tall enough, surely it is you...?
   Love Lou  xxx


 I am not a preacher, I just speak the world as I see it.


ESP
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Floating gently on a cloud....


7 posted 03-31-2000 06:48 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

What a wise poem, such a pleasure to read too. I will definitely try to take the advice you give within it. Thank you for sharing this poem with us.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie

angelswing
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8 posted 04-13-2000 05:56 AM       View Profile for angelswing   Email angelswing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angelswing

Thanks everyone, I try to stand up tall but as you will probably already know, it is a very difficult task .


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