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Poem: You Were Only A Branch

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"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.

It’s a heartache
I have not felt before,
a life I did not choose
but I am forced to live,
an existence I can only maintain
pretending I am happy.

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



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 03, 2020:


Thank you.

I am glad you like this one.

Have a nice day.

Manuela from Portugal on July 02, 2020:

This is a deep poem, very well written, I like it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2019:

Thank you, John.

I always value your opinion.

Thank you for reading.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 24, 2019:

Another good poem Brenda, as always full of feeling.