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Poem: Tree Fort

I built a fort
High in a tree
A place to chill
Relax, carefree

Of wood and nails
With steps and rails
An oasis off the grid

All pieces found
– scattered around
On the budget of a kid

Now, times have changed
That space seems small
Yet the dream remains full-scale

And so I drift
To yesteryear
Chasing mountains on a trail

© 2022 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

Rocky Mountain High – by John Denver (1972) – see lyrics here


27 responses to “Poem: Tree Fort”

  1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

    What an awesome poem Phil. Gone are the days of building your own tree house or fort, and allowing your imagination to create something magical and spectacular. Our budget for our projects was time and recyclable materials. John Denver’s song is a perfect complement to your carefree spirit. Have the most FANtabulous day today my dear Poetic Master Photographer! 🌲📸🌳

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks very much, dear Kym ~ I’m so glad you like it! Yes, those were the days and any found piece of wood was fair game for use in a fort-building project. Wishing you the same, my friend 🍯😎🎶

      1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

        🤗🔨🤩🦋🌳💐🌞Thanks a million Phil.😘

        1. Phil Avatar

          Back atcha, Kym 😘

  2. vermavkv Avatar

    Beautiful poem with a lovely pic.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, Vijay 👍

  3. dolphinwrite Avatar

    Growing up, tree forts and adventures were our outlook.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Right on 👍

  4. thomasstigwikman Avatar

    That’s a beautiful poem and I love that picture. Also congratulations on your 500,000 views.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, Thomas 👍

  5. Vanya Wryter Consulting Avatar

    The tree fort would be fun to do and the start of an adventure.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Yes, I think so too, dear Vanya. I appreciate your comment, and wish for you a wonderful week ahead! 🤗🌹

        1. Phil Avatar

          Thank you, Vanya 😙🌹

  6. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    what beautiful memories to build as a young boy and create a fortress of poetry to remember it by and share with all of us. Lovely Phil❣️

    1. Phil Avatar

      You are sweet, my dear Cindy ~ TY ❣️

      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        You’re so welcome always💗

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, dear Dawn 🤗

  7. Blagica Avatar

    How cute ❤️ So beautifully written 😊

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you for your kind words, my dear friend Blagica ~ wishing for you a wonderful Wednesday 😊❤️

      1. Blagica Avatar

        Gladly my friend, you too have a great Wednesday

        1. Phil Avatar

          TY my dear 🙂

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks, Carol ~ glad you like it 🤗

  8. Giannis Pit Avatar

    Congratulations, my friend for your excellent poem.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks Giannis 👍

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