Cherry Blossom Tree

The solitary pink tree stood bright against the sky, poised precisely on top of the hill. A few petals of blossom slowly and carefully floated towards the dewy grass, dancing as the wind caught them in their fall from grace. The teal blue sky was growing darker as the seconds passed; day turning slowly to night, spring turning slowly into summer. With each day the petals grew brighter, more vibrant and alive; a pink so sugary sweet it was almost tangible. Boughs upon boughs of blossom decorated the tree; bouquets of beauty - a perfect fit for the aura of splendour surrounding it.

Time passed and not once did its beauty falter. Its charm preserved with the warm summer’s breeze. The sun ...

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below the stars. The days marched on, and the warm breeze turned to cool wind, and the clear expanse of sky began to fill with white clouds and then soon after, dull grey wisps that brought gentle showers of rain. As the clouds circled the tree in each passing day, the more life it lost. The summer gradually edged to a close with its vibrant colours running from the scene, dripping darkness back into the earth and the sense of life and energy ebbing into the birth of autumn.

Within weeks the tree’s radiant cherry glow slowly bled into faint porcelain and then the brown of decay. More and more of the petals escaped their branches, no longer dancing weightlessly as they fell, but landing heavily and fast as they were beaten by the coarse rain. Branches wilted and grew naked. The barren surface of the bark faced the harsh weather nature hurled at it with no mercy, standing tall and proud despite being so bare. Cold winds wreaked havoc, slashing at its flesh, ripping its colour ...

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Added: 1/26/2021 07:55:42 AM
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Category: Creative Writing
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