As a student at Appalachian University, Joshua is a young artist, aspiring film maker, and passionate writer.
Two Fruits, One Tree
By Joshua Foley
Over the greatest read I slouch
The night is cold and black as I sit
Underneath these thermal sheets where the air is thin
I give touch to a page
Below is a fit and father wins
So absorbed in the tale
I failed to listen to the beckoning cry and call
Strings of hair caught in mothers eyes
Time never fails to fly or ask why
And neither did I
A screech, then red and blue
Father threw a punch at them
Eyes were wide and bullets flew
Mumbling a curse as he fell to his knees
As I sat reading another verse,
"Two different fruits under the same tree"
The fictitious world became more vivid
A delicious distraction amongst the wicked
My door was opened, protectors flew in
"Let me keep my book" I said
A dead nod was all I was giving
Now I sit under a tree with one fruit
A regretful breeze teases the hair behind my neck
The memories are back, I see my roots in strife
I pull out another book
Is it a sin to separate oneself from life?
© 2020 JoshuaFoley
JoshuaFoley (author) from Wake Forest, NC on May 02, 2020:
I agree, living is dealing with everything and it's not unreasonable to hide away for a short while when things get overwhelming. Thank you for your insight and compliment.
OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on May 01, 2020:
It is not sin to separate oneself from life, for life is indeed duo in one. Good work.