The Majestic Raintree

autumn

From the bedroom window is seen
the majestic raintree
a haven, a shelter, to all creatures.
come rain or shine, a constant.

The child looks up in awe
at branches spread wide and high
the rustle of leaves in the wind
sunlight streaming through and dancing.

Gigantic roots exposed above
make great hiding places to play.
A child small enough to crawl through,
or climb these enormous roots.

The raintree a century old,
stands tall and strong.
withstanding the test of storms
bending in the wind, never breaking.

Friendly in daylight,
a sinister form at night.
branches and leaves becomes ghouls
eerily casting shadows.

The child awakes in fright
the howl of the wind at night
cowering under the blanket,
waiting for the sun to rise.

A marvel this sight to see,
daily from the bedroom window,
this strong tree full of life,
a home to all creatures.

By C.E. Pereira
11-4-2015

(Note: Do read my short story on “The raintree – Where childhood is remembered“)

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Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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