Last Apple on the Tree

This poignant poem about an apple tree was written by Martin Silvester …

Last Apple on the Tree

Well I’ve  done a lot and seen a lot
And travelled far and wide,
I was a teen and then a man
With friends all by my side.

I didnt think too much of death
It was so far away
And I was busy playing life
All work and rest and play.

So As the years rolled slowly by
And seasons came and went
I did not think of growing old
Or of what old age meant.

But now the time has come for me
As I reach my later years,
To realise that life is short
But it’s not a time for tears.

The aches and pains that I now feel,
Have come through wear and tear
And glasses with a silver frame.
Now match my greying hair.

It’s sad to hear old friends have gone,
Or old ways have been changed.
But life goes on and I’m still here,
Just, slightly rearranged.

If all my friends were apples
Growing on a branch with me
If unpicked, all growing old
Until they all fall free.

Then who falls next, well we dont know
Just when our time will be
Could  be pretty lonely being ….
The last apple on the tree.

 

Written by: Martin Silvester

About the author

Martin Silvester
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Not a lot to tell...just an ordinary man...always loved writing but never had the time until now...hope I've got a few years left to write about the million things I would like to get down on paper be it in poetry form or just plain old story telling. Just in case anyone would like me to come along to their group and read a few of my poems live..I would be happy to do so within the confines of Kent or Sussex...I would just need to cover my time and petrol costs...plus a cup of tea and a biscuit. Just email [email protected] To answer some of your questions= ex-army..ex -jackeroo...ex-builder..ex-quite a few other things..still rocking...married...2 + 3 children...7 grandchildren...retired...love custard creams. I have now published my first collection of poems which are now available on Amazon under the title of..LAST APPLE ON THE TREE. The book consists of twenty seven poems covering a wide range of topics and emotions. My second book has just been published and is called A BREEZE IN THE WILLOWS, also available on Amazon. I hope that everyone will get as much enjoyment reading them, as I did writing them.

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potterirene.ca
10th Mar 2015
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Your words are our thoughts Martin.
Flame Lily
17th Jan 2015
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Thanks for voting!
Flowershop38
12th Jan 2015
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battynanny
11th Jan 2015
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So beautiful put .
flossie
11th Jan 2015
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How beautifully put!
DAFFODIL
11th Jan 2015
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Plums
11th Jan 2015
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Wonderful words, loved it...
rainbow17
11th Jan 2015
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That was beautiful!
Janey Lowrey
10th Jan 2015
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What a great poem and sentiment.
Suepersonic
10th Jan 2015
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What an accurate observation of life and ageing whether you're a man or a woman, brought a lump to my throat.....
wiffler
10th Jan 2015
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Exactly what I and my friend were saying yesterday, uncanny.
lesley13
10th Jan 2015
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Beautifully written Martin x
Daph60
10th Jan 2015
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Lovely, and so true
goldenbee
10th Jan 2015
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Oh that is a lovely poem and all so true. I love the 'slightly rearranged' bit I think I'm more than slightly. 🙂
LJB
10th Jan 2015
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