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My home by Shilpit My home by Shilpit

It is true I am sorely old

and that my shoes are now poorly soled

and that I think often of Bangkok and Calgary, 

but between you and me

this was the tree

that was mistook for growing apples


So goodbye tree

and goodbye honey bee

I've seen how your branches have grown

goodbye dusty stone

plus every breeze blown

I will miss their loving rattles

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ODDITYILLUSTRATION Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm going to be honest with you, the poem made me tear up a bit--did you write this? It's fantastic.  I am such a fan of your little characters. I love the one reading Moby Dick.... and I love "S.S. Tub" :). The face on the tree, too.  I love all the little details.  

It reminds me of my old house.  It was a tiny little house that was propped up on top of a garage (I only lived in the second floor), but there was a tree that grew right next to it, and since the house was so small it just looked like it was sitting in the tree... so I called it my "tree house".  
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Shilpit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I was between homes when this was written, for a little while now I don't really have a good understanding of where my actual home is. Though I like to think I'll be well travelled when I do find it and I'll have seen all I set out to see and meet all who I needed to meet.

I was thinking about when I was younger and the time when I realised climbing high into trees was a most excellent activity, and that I should like to live in a big fig tree some day. 

I am glad you thought of homes too, and thank you :)
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TylerReitan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job! :)
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Shilpit Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I really do appreciate it.
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DegelRaadio Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this.
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Shilpit Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, that is very kind of you to say.
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