The Trees, poetry written by Maria Dulce Leitão Reis at

The Trees

The Trees

written by: Maria Dulce Leitão Reis


The road where I’m walking
Is full of trees
Backwards stay the trees
Of Despair, Misfortune, Pain
Ingratitude, Evil, Greed
And the one of Evil Eye!

Beside me, I have the trees
Of Tolerance, Help, Patience
Hope and Enthusiasm!

A few yards ahead of me
I see the Siamese tree
Of Friendship and Love
With the shape of a heart
Strong, bulky, red
Loaded with golden fruits
Backed by stakes of understanding
Tenderness and respect
And in the distance, I see a tree
That resembles a good shelter
Flanked by the tree of Achievement
And the one of Tranquility.
We can see a burnt tree
It was the one of affront
Destroyed in the first storm

And the bigger, prettier and rounder
With long earrings made of laughter
It is the tree of Happiness
That gives the name to paradise!

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