Wednesday, June 14, 2017

EXTRAORDINARY

Midweek Motif asks us to find the extraordinary
in the ordinary.
Submitted to Poets United Midweek Motif
June 14, 2017


                                    What’s more ordinary than a tree?
                                In a small town in Indiana, there grows a most
                                                  extraordinary tree.
                                  It grows from the top of the courthouse.
                                             How it came to be there
                                               is purely conjecture.
                                       Where its roots find sustenance
                                                   is a mystery.
                                  It has given Greensburg a claim to fame,
                                         and visitors marvel at the sight
                               of the solitary tree clinging to the rooftop.
                                         It’s really quite extraordinary.
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12 comments:

  1. Wow, that must be amazing to see. I would want to climb up and investigate how the roots found purchase.

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  2. Now that's what I call extraordinary!!

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  3. Incredible, but I am sure they are doing their best to keep it alive now.

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  4. Nothing ordinary about that tree, and you've proven it!

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  5. Wow! How extraordinary! That green friend of ours definitely has Power.

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  6. We find peepal trees here trying to grow out of cracks in buildings.. claiming back the land in a way....

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  7. Extraordinary indeed! And attractive.

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  8. It really is thank you for sharing it with us!

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  9. What an 'extraordinary' and intriguing thing. Your poem made me smile this morning. I do wonder how it began to grow. Such is the resilience of life, I guess....nature finds its way!

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  10. The photo and your words remind us that Nature still has an extraordinary power in and over our lives that should never be dismissed.

    Elizabeth

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  11. What an intriguing image that is!

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