The Storm.

Don’t worry the child whispered to the tree.

I shall keep you safe , you’ll not be harmed  if you stay with me.

The lightening flashed and the rain fell. Out to sea ships were tossed on the foamy swell.

It was such a dark and starless night the child could see that the tree was suffering  from fright.

All around the the winds were shaking up the hills and whipping up the lakes and streams so that they were over flowing their banks and having little spills.

Thunder crashed and lightening lit the skies the child hugged tight the tree and closed her eyes.

Please dear friend, tree, she was heard to say. I shall not let go of you until this ghastly night is through, and this storm is gone away.

Of a sudden the tree was struck by lightening flash, it buckled and bowed and then to the ground it crashed. Sadly flattening beneath it’s weight the tiny child who lovingly had promised to keep it safe.

Darling , darling  tree fear not fear not I am still with thee………..

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LindaGHill
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 23:07:51

    I feel the power of nature in this. Very nicely written.

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  2. Eric Alagan
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 23:29:28

    Ooooooh! What a twist – the child looking after a tall strong tree – and even when down under.

    Captivated me,
    Eric

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  3. marina kanavaki
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 07:51:38

    This is ever so moving and beautiful!!!!!!!
    🙂

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  4. penpusherpen
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 15:07:17

    I hope the child and tree are together in eternity Willow, looking after each other still. Such a sad and totally believable tale for Nature certainly wreaks havoc.
    Hugs aplenty xPenx

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    • willowdot21
      Jun 26, 2013 @ 15:10:48

      Yes we have seen so much of Nature reeking havoc of late, I saw the picture and I thought of a child caught out in a storm clinging to hope and a beloved and valued friend , the tree. ……….. Yes it is sad but I hope there is a message in there somewhere. Hugs eternal xxxxxxxx

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  5. saminaiqbal27
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 18:52:17

    A very moving story willow. I liked reading it and was captivated by it. take care.

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  6. I HAVE A VOICE
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 19:06:57

    BEAUTIFUL writing and, personally Dear, I feel the power of the Creator in all things that are good and praiseworthy, honest, pure, lovely etc… like You !

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  7. bearspawprint
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 02:31:29

    Glad you know, and therefor your (all grown?) kids know not to shelter under isolated or tall trees during lightening storms. Lots of sad information in the picture and lots of information in your story poem, including that no one cared enough for the welfare of the child figure. Nature Storms are not the only forces that squash us women flat when we attempt to share our courage with by concealing our pain from some of those who are firmly rooted in their own point of view. …. Bear

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  8. bearspawprint
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 17:57:10

    You say more with what you don’t say than most of us get across, even when we scribble reams. Your Voice is cathartic for me. Thank you.

    Reply

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