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Why The Willow Weeps

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sewasham
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0 posted 10-09-2006 09:46 PM       View Profile for sewasham   Email sewasham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for sewasham

Why The Willow Weeps

Come listen my darling if you'd like to know
The very sad tale of a tree long ago
And what has become of that tree still today
For letting its vanity get in the way

Down by the river that flows deep and blue
A beautiful plant called the Willow tree grew
Beside the cool waters each bright sunny day
With the other fruit trees it would gather to play

Of all of the trees bearing fruit fresh and pure
The Willow thought it had the greatest for sure
The fruit of the Willow was tasty you see
Juicy and plump it was sweet as could be

The Willow said “My fruit is surely the best”
“It’s clearly much better than all of the rest”
It soon was filled up with such a smug spirit
Other fruit trees couldn’t stand to be near it

They told all the fairies who lived in the wood
And asked them for help with this mess if they could
The fairies then spoke to the smug Willow trees
And asked them politely if they’d stop it please

The Willows just laughed at the fairies request
Saying “You are all jealous ‘cause we are the best”
Now everyone knows fairy magic is feared
The Willow trees fruit very soon disappeared

And never again has the Willow trees root
Been able to grow even one piece of fruit
So there by the river its secret it keeps
And that, dearest child’s, why the Willow tree weeps


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The Lady
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1 posted 10-09-2006 10:07 PM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady


oh Steve
this is delightful!
JLHunter
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2 posted 10-10-2006 01:31 AM       View Profile for JLHunter   Email JLHunter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JLHunter's Home Page   View IP for JLHunter

Hi, Steve, is it?

I was quite entertained, and not a little bit surprised to learn that willows once bore fruit!

Great write!

John

Pinky: Gee, Brain, what are we going to do tonight?
Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky: try to take over the world!

aziza
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3 posted 10-10-2006 01:36 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Very lovely
And I believe in fairies
and the history of the fruited Willows.

a
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4 posted 10-10-2006 04:17 AM       View Profile for playing.with.crayons   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for playing.with.crayons

The Weeping Willows have serenaded you
for this masterful
tribute.

I wondered why they were swaying so.
A delight to read. xx
jody5
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5 posted 10-10-2006 04:33 AM       View Profile for jody5   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jody5

Wonderful write, Much enjoyed.

Hugs Kimberly

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Something for all ages...

well done, Steve!

Thank you!

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*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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