When We Lived In The Trees - Sion Rickard (Poetry)

Updated: Sep 20, 2018

In this wonderful poem, Sion Rickard creates a sense of longing for a simpler time that has long gone. It creates different reactions for each reader, so feel free to be swept away and make your own conclusions.



I remember the days when we lived in the trees

We'd embrace in the branches and cling to the leaves

We'd succumb to the hum of the birds and the bees

Life was good when we lived in the trees


I remember the days when we lived in the air

When the people below would look up and stare

And we'd laugh in their faces 'cause we didn’t care

We were free when we lived in the air


I remember the days when we lived in the sea

When the break of each wave brought you closer to me

And yes there were shapes in the shadows, but we

Kept afloat when we lived in the sea


I remember the days when we lived in the snow

When the beauty lay bare but was frozen below

And all that was green found it harder to grow

Still we played when we lived in the snow


I remember the days when we lived in the earth

Entwined in the roots and I said you are worth

More than all that life is, it was like the rebirth

Of our love, when we lived in the earth


And I remember the days of concrete and dust

High rise hope, dirty walls, the days we lost trust

Now the girders that held us together are rust


And I wish we still lived in the trees



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