A Poem by babyboomer68

Author: babyboomer68
Created: February 13, 2018 at 12:26 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: General/Other | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.25 Stars by 4 users with 4 comments and 60 views

She Wears a Pine Tree on Her Sweater  

She wears a pine tree on her sweater,
her skirt is the green of the valley,
gray hair done up in long braids,
she is someone's grandma who
has seen a few miles as her wrinkles show,
a woman who has kept her glow.

She wears a pine tree on her sweater,
friends know that she enjoys the outdoors,
taking walks with her trusty old dog  
along the lower trails of the mountain near,
carrying her diamond willow walking stick,
keeping her from tripping which is a trick.

She wears a pine tree on her sweater,
donates to environmental causes,
receiving sets of self-addressed labels 
which she applies to envelopes of
recycled paper of Christmas cheer,
showing Bambi the loving and sweet deer.

She wears a pine tree on her sweater,
a symbol of wisdom and longevity,
it is a sacred one among the tribes 
of the land of the Red Sunrise,
she is a proud American Native,
who displays her tree as being creative.

© babyboomer68 - all rights reserved

Author Notes

The meaning of a pine tree.

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Comments & Reviews ( X 7)

February 15, 2018
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I definitely...
think that this is a lady I would like very much. A nicely written poem about a fine person, real or fictitious. Nicely done!


Michael, thank you.  ~ Sonia 

 babyboomer68 replied on February 15, 2018

February 13, 2018
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keep up the good work

Chrome, thank you for your encouragement.  ~ Sonia 

 babyboomer68 replied on February 15, 2018

February 13, 2018
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salt of the earth
These days we seem to try and hide our old people, find a place for them and let other people look after them. Your poem honors this elder woman as she becomes both a metaphor for how we should treat aging people, and our environment. It is her beauty within that captivates us. Items such as a diamond willow walking stick supply great interest.

Rory, thank you for your thoughtful and in-depth comment on my pine tree poem.  I appreciate your star rating and generous applause.  ~ Sonia 

 babyboomer68 replied on February 13, 2018

February 13, 2018
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Liked the flow!
Words that shows a true picture. Could be anybody's grandma. Could be even me. Took me on a journey to Seattle USA. Watching the pine trees fly by. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece.

Kitty, it is amazing what inspires us.  I sincerely appreciate your hearty applause and generous star rating for my pine tree poem.
~ Sonia 

 babyboomer68 replied on February 13, 2018

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