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 unsplash.com.

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


    25 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 🤗

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