Reena’s Exploration Challenge #126 — Isolation

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An oak tree, alone on a hill, may grow big and strong,
but when gale-force winds descend, it may topple down.

An oak forest, where trunks stand side by side, limb
to limb, feet entwined with each other’s, will long endure.

Oak trees do not choose where they grow. Fate chooses
where the acorn finds its way into the soil.

Where do you find yourself planted?
Did you choose it?
No? Will you pull yourself up?
Will you walk to the hill?
Walk to the forest?
Or fly where you will?

Reena Saxena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.ย  Reena says:
The theme for this week is isolation.

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Very profound poem.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you much, Sadje โค

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        Always a pleasure Li.

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  2. Paula Light says:

    Lovely ๐Ÿ’•

    Have you heard from Jim Adams this week? Iโ€™m a little worried about him. He last posted a few days ago and hasnโ€™t been around Blogville since. Iโ€™ve emailed him…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Paula, he mentioned last week that everybody at his house has to go to a hotel while the house gets new flooring. He said there is no internet access at the hotel. He didn’t say how long he would be incommunicado.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Paula Light says:

        Oops, didnโ€™t see that. Thanks!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. msjadeli says:

    p.s. He better be back by Sunday, for SLS!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Reena Saxena says:

      BTW, what’s SLS?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. msjadeli says:

        Song Lyric Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Reena Saxena says:

          Yeah… I stumbled on it in the blog roll yesterday ๐Ÿ˜€

          Liked by 1 person

  4. kittysverses says:

    Beautiful, Li. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kitty ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Li. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Reena Saxena says:

    Not only is the poem brilliant, but the presentation is a work of art. It is not easy engineering words to appear in that particular format. And WordPress is not very co-operative these days. I struggled with Pre-formatted, since the Verse format got weird.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much, Reena. I didn’t plan it that way. After writing it I saw how the shape went and then decided to center it. The poem knew what it was doing ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Isolation …by Jade Li/lisa

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  7. Interesting and thought provoking post !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Chris ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  8. So amazingly beautiful. You are such a creative soul! Thank God for you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much!

      Like

  9. Dave says:

    very good idea and analogies

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Dave thank you. It’s an idea that’s been rolling around in my head for awhile.

      Like

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lael.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Suzanne says:

    What a thought provoking poem. I loved it. In answer to your question I don’t live in a forest but I do live in a little cottage beneath a towering Ash tree – that’ll do me for the time being.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, glad you liked the poem, and sharing space with a towering Ash tree is a good place to be โค

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Suzanne says:

        Yes indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

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