Dead Branches

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Sometimes, when branches fall away, it's inevitable that it happens, for whatever reason.

We grew up on the same tree

Connected and raised from the 

same seed

Better than best buds

A mutual love

Enduring countless conditions 

Eventually, causing consistent 

Attrition on top of the constant friction 

There's no more energy that it's able to hold

Not to mention

The inevitable desension

A down to earth type of thing

What brings this to happen? 

A continouous swinging 

Of negative energy

That causes the branch to snap 

Away from the tree

Down to earth 

The dying branch lays

Wondering why it was broken away 

As if it was betrayed...


Chimes in 


Rotting from within

Swinging to and fro...


Perhaps it's just inevitability 

That inhibited its ability to stay connected

There's no further need to dissect this

Things happen that causes the branch 

to break away from its foundation 

No longer part of its formation...

The branch

Deals with its new location...

Submitted: July 03, 2015

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Mr Watson

Loved the perception of this piece, sometimes in life things change, and you have no choice but to break free !

Fri, July 10th, 2015 7:52pm


this poem was dedicated to someone that I was close to, but their actions caused me to "break" away from them....thanks you for reading, Mr. Watson.

Fri, July 10th, 2015 4:16pm


unmasked delusions

Hello old friend, thought I'd check and see how you were. Anyways, I can relate to this is so many different ways. The emotions really tugged at my heart. It's hard to be a broken, dead branch. I had to break away from someone because of their actions too not that long ago- this poems really fits for that feeling. "The branch deals with it's new location" very sad, I like it.

Sun, July 26th, 2015 5:30pm


It's the honest truth. The brutal thing with life is that a happy ending doesn't happen often. People will be in and out of your life, like the branches of the tree. Thank you for your comment and feedback.

Sat, August 1st, 2015 4:08pm



This really hits home. Thank you for sharing.

Wed, November 11th, 2015 9:07am

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