I sat in a Tree and Pondered

29 Mar

sat in a tree


By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.

I climbed up in a tree one day to sit and think awhile

So many thoughts passed at that time overwhelming me and I almost fell down

A voice told me to be strong and I caught hold of myself

I looked around to find said voice but it was then I realized I was all alone

I sat back upon that tree to think again and at that moment another voice I did hear

It said, “Why do you sit and think instead of pursuing the thoughts that you think”

Started but not moved I responded

“I’m afraid of what the world might think, it’s a harsh place full of let downs and negativity”

The voice responded loud and clear

“If you worry about what’s thought of you, you’re wasting your precious time, because whether or not they think or not you have to stay on your grind”

“Come down outta that tree my friend and start your life anew”

“Cause the more you sit and ponder, opportunity passes you by”

I said, “Starting today I am a man of business, a man of action, a man chasing destiny”

“Outta this tree I came today to do what’s best for me, and along the way I hope to help someone the way this voice helped me”

Off I went to do my calling

Never to sit and ponder

About life’s daily struggles


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6 responses to “I sat in a Tree and Pondered

  1. Michelle C

    March 30, 2009 at 8:34 am

    It’s OK to go up in the tree sometimes, though. 🙂

  2. Dani

    March 30, 2009 at 10:59 am

    i really like that one cause i can relate.. way to get into the head of your reader, do the damn thing!

  3. Jule Guzman

    March 31, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    What’s up, Tony?

    Not really leaving a comment on this one solo… more like the last 4. All good, getting cleaner. I especially liked “Trapped” and “Freedoms Patriots”. I’m not sure if the whole world will like that one as much as I do, but it was so clean and fresh, and to end it simply with, “you” was like BLAOW! THERE YOU F*CKING GO. WHAT. Something maybe… Well… I don’t know…

    Anyway, I just wanted to say I was back in town and enjoying myself again. Getting caught up on my studies proved boring, so instead I switched to pleasure reading. It had been a minute, and I got as far as “Truth of the Matter”, when I decided to leave the next two for another day. Sometimes if I read too much at once I don’t get to enjoy absorbing the words and thoughts as much as I would like. “Truth” left me feeling a fine vibration, and that was good enough for me.

    Hope your making the most of your vacation-

  4. amazingangel

    April 1, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Yeah, time to come out and live!

  5. Jim Spaulding

    April 2, 2009 at 12:35 am

    You remind me of my own time spent sitting in trees here. Coconut trees in particular. Thanks for the reminders, about the cocnut trees and about life…

  6. Quackster

    April 3, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    And so forth I shall go to the struggle! Presto! I like the poetic writing.


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