Arms Of A Tree

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - The strange houses of Lee Madgwick
(posted by sarahsouthwest)

"Choose an image and write a poem inspired by it."

Lee Madgwick
My dream of warmth
and comfort was
to be enfolded
in a tree's embrace.
I did not expect
my source of security
to infiltrate my house, 
and suffocate me.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Arms Of A Tree

  1. rothpoetry says:

    Sometimes we get more than we asked for! Well done, Sara!


  2. Margaret Schaff Bednar says:

    Ha! I did get protective out of this image as well – but your ending is a bit more dramatic!


  3. Ooh! I like the turn it took, Sara.


  4. Oof. This packs a punch! Time to pack?


  5. An embrace may smother you…


  6. Grace says:

    That is the twist, smiles.


  7. msjadeli says:

    Sara I saw something similar in this image. It’s linked in OLN.


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