Nurture or not

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Fruit laden trees

loved and harvested,

stand proud against every day.

 

while others abandoned

neglected, rejected,

fester into decay.

 

And which of the two

is lesser at root,

or has purpose demeaned by its plot?

 

Both reach for the sky

their branches raised high,

some destined to grow

some to rot.

◄ At the edge

Solent ►

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Wolfgar Miere

Fri 30th Sep 2016 07:09

Thanks all for your comments, pleased you liked it.

David.

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elPintor

Fri 30th Sep 2016 02:00

besides the more obvious, I enjoyed the double entendre.."demeaned by its plot". To me, it can imply the many connotations of our planned or unplanned births..clever for sure.

elP

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 29th Sep 2016 16:54

The analogy with the human condition is clear.

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Stu Buck

Thu 29th Sep 2016 14:14

i actually found myself singing this on the second read through. a deep, dark point delivered in a nursery rhyme fashion, thats good writing.

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