English #frapalymo Day 14 – The Tree House

Standing at the foot of the tree
Rising high into the sky
I look up and my vision blurs
It’s so far away

Taking a deep breath
I will my tiny arms to grab the rickety step
And I heave myself up

One step down, so many more to go

Sibling laughter echoes around me
Forcing me to turn my head
And offer them my tongue
A mistake I will most likely make again

With their snickers ringing in my ears
I take the next step and the next
I can do this!

My limbs shake and I avoid looking down

The next step, the wobbly one
Almost steals my nerve
But I venture on
Barely able to catch a breath

I start to realize
I just might make it
To the tiny wooden platform
Perching on ancient limbs

My nine-year old rite of passage

#frapalymo is hosted by @FrauPaulchen and is translated by Bee on her blog Just Fooling Around with Bee.  Today’s prompt is ““in the appletree of my childhood”* – from a tweet by @poetin, who magically projected gentle smiles on my soul walls. thank you very much!” 


Feel free to play along.  Here are Bee’s suggestions:

  1. read the translation of @FrauPaulchen’s prompt
  2.  write your English (German if you can/want to) poem on your blog and tag it with “English #frapalymo.”
  3. use the “English #frapalymo” picture if you want to
  4. set a link to the translated prompt here on Bee’s blog
  5. visit other links posted here and if you want to/can those posted with the hashtag #fapalymo on Twitter
  6. The Bee will post your link to the German #frapalymo and translate for you if you want to. Now go, create and have lots of fun!

10 thoughts on “English #frapalymo Day 14 – The Tree House

  1. Oh wow, that must have been terrifying? We had an apple tree in our garden. Something like a Bramley apple but a German version and my brother and me climbed it. I didn’t go up far though 🙂

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