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Resurrection

Remember the tale of the fallen tree?
The plum who had given her all for me?
In the year of two 00and 0
She buckled under the North Wind's blow.

We hauled her poor carcass away
But the buried stump was allowed to stay.
She had given sweet plums throughout the years;
Not another like her among her peers.

In a year or two a shoot appeared;
An ugly weed was what I feared.
But I let it alone and watched it grow.
What it would become, I could not know.

And then in another year or two,
I recognzed that a plum tree grew.
The resurrection of my old friend
Proved to me that death is not the end.

A good friend of mine would pick from that tree,
Said its fruits made the tastiest jam and jelly.
I buried my dear friend yesterday
And ate the first plum from that shoot, today.

By: Joyce 8/19/06
© Copyright 2006 Joyce I Johnson - All Rights Reserved
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Joyce,

To me your poem speaks of the importance of being fruitful in life and perhaps the tree is a kind of metaphor that your good friend lives on...


again, enjoyed reading your poetry.

God bless.

-Bob
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Dear Joyce:  This is a moving poem!  Symbolic in a way too!  I enjoyed reading it. Sorry though that you've lost your friend.

Love
Betty Lou

Betty Lou Hebert

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Thanks Friends.  Yes, I saw that ripe plum as a timely symbol of God's promise to us all.  Love, Joyce

[This message has been edited by Joyce Johnson (08-21-2006 04:19 PM).]

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Joyce~
Knowing of the loss of your dear friend,
the first thought that came to mind was that
you put in a tear and pulled out a plum~

I believe~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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You know me so well, dear Marge.  Love. Joyce
 
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