Old Oak Tree

Old Oak Tree

dig a grave of me
upon the shallow old oak tree
no, not in the fancy cemetery where
people are laid to rest
for when i die i will not be at rest
i don’t belong there.

my soul belongs to the vastness of the universe
where i will wander and wander more
maybe in the wilderness i will see the beauty of life
i was deprived of when i was alive.

my spirit belongs to the deep blue ocean
where i could freely swim down
at the bottom of the sea and there maybe there
i would find peace i so long to have for free.

i belong to the skies
i belong to the seas
i belong to the mountains
the hills and the valleys.

dig a grave of me
upon the shallow old oak tree
and let me die freely in peace
let me roam around graciously in space
unleash me of my misery.

For Reena’s Exploration Challenge: my word is “misery.”

31 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    Your poem is sad yet liberating Mich. I loved the idea of being buried under a tree.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Sadje…i am so glad you are loving this❤❤😔

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      1. Sadje says:

        Always a pleasure

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  2. VJ says:

    Different for you! I like it.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you VJ..i am so happy you like this…a bit off my usual…

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      1. VJ says:

        showcases your multi-tqlents. You are welcome

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  3. Maria says:

    I too love how this poem expresses grief as well as freedom, as Sadje said.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Maria❤

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      1. Reena Saxena says:

        What a beautiful sentiment!

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  4. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Old Oak Tree…. By Mich Navajas

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Reena❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank yoy Val..❤

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  5. Deep and profound poem Mich. Too good 😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kamal❤

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  6. This heart-touching AND yet so beautiful! I read it out loud (Like I like to read poetry! 🙂 ) and I could hear it playing as a song.
    To be one with nature, in life, and then still be one with nature, after death, is such a beautiful thing.
    (((HUGS)))❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn…❤❤❤❤

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  7. It’s forcing to rethink humans origin, only as a little part of all. xx Michael

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you❤🙏

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  8. Oh wow! This is just wonderful, Mich

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Maria❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Cindy❤

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      1. Always Mich!!!❤️

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  9. belong to sea and sky, freeing

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you❤🙏

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