The Monkey Tree


Under the monkey tree
where flowers bloom
the colour of sunset
you’ll find me reminiscing
about a simpler time

A time of long, summer days
tinted golden by childish laughter
of mint chocolate ice cream
with the flavour of innocence

The sun never faded in those days
it went on blazing with all the hope
mustered from a boy who had
everything he could’ve ever wanted:
friends, family, future

Under the monkey tree
there was no concept
of what would happen tomorrow
it was a place grown from freedom
a playground built upon
youth’s tireless optimism

Branches curled like welcoming hands
open and magnanimous in the way
an old friend welcomes you
after years of being apart
every bend in the wood,
a hammock in which to rest
your head after hours of
running in vainglorious heat

Under the monkey tree
I found another home

And should the world

View original post 47 more words


No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: