Beauty in the Trees

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: May 06, 2017

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There was once a tree that had the most beautiful leaves with the calmest colors, and we visited it everyday. The birds sang their melody to us while the sun was shining down, making your cheeks turn into the brightest shade of red. You looked at me and told me this was how it was going to be for the rest of our lives. 

Months went by and the seasons began to change. The leaves became a dull shade of brown and the birds sang quieter, almost as if they sensed something in the air that made them stop. The clouds filled the sky, hiding some of the sunshine from us. You stopped looking me in the eyes but you still held my hand like you were making sure I was still sitting next to you, while in the other hand you held a bottle of whiskey. 

Days passed and eventually all the leaves came off. The sun stopped shining and all that was left was the abandoned nests of where the birds sang their beautiful melodies. I still visited that spot everyday. 
There was now a frost in the air and the only way to stay warm was half a bottle of whiskey that I held in my hand. 

There was once a tree that had the most beautiful leaves with the calmest colors. But the only thing left showing was the brown naked branches. The birds still sang their beautiful melody and there wasn't a cloud in the sky to hide the warm rays of the sun. There was an empty bottle of whiskey, shattered against the trunk and the only thing hanging off the tree was the lifeless body I called mine. The last thing I told myself was that this was how it is going to be for the rest of my life. 


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