General Poetry posted March 8, 2018

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Why does the willow weep?

by Just2Write

Why, you might ask does willow weep
her tangled tears into the streams.
In dark of night when dewdrops creep;
that is the time when willow dreams.

Perhaps the lovely willow cares
about young lovers yesterday,
who promised then that they would share
their new found love in every way.

Yet hours after their first kiss,
was there delusion in the dark?
And did he vow in secret tryst
to meet another in the park?

Deception passed each day and night
in meadow grasses, where he laid
beneath the willow, in its sight;
where two young maidens were betrayed.

And willow, who speaks naught to men,
wept for those maidens in their stead.
They were seduced, time and again.
That's why the willow hangs her head.

Rhyming Poetry Contest contest entry


For Nancy, who loves rhyming poetry.
I might be a bit rusty, Nancy - but here you go.

My thanks for the use of the beautiful photo:
Willows In The Green by Steven Sweet on
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

Artwork by Steven Sweet at

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