Metaphorically speaking food for thought

Sometimes you cannot see
The choice trees
Because of the denseness
Of the forest But
When you start to cutting
Down the forest
You start to revealing the places
Where choice trees once stood

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Written on July 09, 2024

Submitted by revm.68098 on July 09, 2024

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  • TRRavenscroft
    Well done.
    LikeReply11 hours ago
  • jeanmardn
    True. Sad.
    LikeReply14 hours ago
  • aliciam.47728
    I get a couple of interpretations from this. In one view, I look at it in terms with friendships and watching who's truly there when storms are weathered. Not everyone's meant to be in your forest.

    I also connected this piece with just life in general and the choices we make in life that could mold and shape us for the good or bad. We may not understand the journey at the beginning but at the end it'll all make sense come the completion after a few bumps, bruises, triumphs and mistakes, losses and gains. This sound like something my big momma or an elder would say to you when you're young and you have no clue of what they're talking about. But once you've lived life and been through some things, you finally get the jewels the elders was dropping with clarity and new lenses.

    Deep piece!
    LikeReply1 day ago
  • jn.selvadurai
    Hmm an interesting thought. Thank you
    LikeReply1 day ago
  • Charles2
    Parables. Nice Work!
    LikeReply2 days ago
  • Abbykesington
    Decluttering our mind will give room to what really matters. Thanks for sharing
    LikeReply3 days ago
  • kenya_s
    Makes you think more about life.
    LikeReply4 days ago
  • karlcfolkes
    Thanks, Mary, for this metaphorical gem. Indeed we all need more thoughtfully to forage the forests of our mind that often hinder us to harvest the beauty of the cornucopia of nature that lies before our very eyes. 
    LikeReply4 days ago
  • elizabethh.11605
    hmmm... very different, I enjoyed reading!
    LikeReply4 days ago


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