Willow Tree by Liyona

I am a fading king

Waking up to morning dew

That crowns my branches

A willow

Dare I move in the afternoon breeze?

I am a foundation stone

Fathering all good moments

For critters that crowd 

around me

Dare I sing the morning song?

I am a flightless prince

Keeping all the misery

Of the earth in 

my heart

Dare I recognize all that has been done?

I am a wooden lighthouse

Reading more than you can image

By day and by night

My silence

Dare I sway to the evening mist?

This poem is directly inspired by the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge found here at Go Dog Go Cafe. The prompt this time was “willow, misery, silence”. I am working through older prompts to help spark my imagination. Tune in tomorrow to see the new challenge for this week! Photo by jurien huggins on Unsplash.


Liyona is an “average joe” kind of writer who likes to think about ordinary things and then write them down. Ever since she can remember, she has been rhyming words and creating lyric poems. During her college years, she took a more serious bent toward writing and started to post on her blog (The Life and Times of a Quirky Character.) Currently, she resides on the East Coast of the United States just north of the country’s capital. 

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