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Poem: You Were Only A Branch

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Poem Summary

In life there are different kinds of people, a leaf, a branch and a root. In this poem, " You Were Only A Branch", the person made promises, making another believe he was dependable, wanting to be there - then shatters the person's heart - making him a branch for being unreliable, not trustworthy

"Home" by Branch to Root


You Were Only A Branch

I thought we were rooted like a tree,
no storm could ever tear us apart,
but now I know
you were only a branch
waiting for the wind to come
to set you free.

I felt my heart shatter
into a million tiny pieces
watching them blow away
with the force of the wind,
lost forever in the storm.

A piercing heartache
I have not felt before,
a life I didn't choose
but I am forced to live,
an existence I can only maintain
pretending I'm happy alone.


"Are You Leaf, Branch, or Root" by Jay Shetty


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