The Apple Tree This is a story of everyone. The tree is our parent. When we were young, we loved to play with Mom and Dad... When we grown up, we left them, and only came to them when we need something or when we are in trouble. No matter what, parents will always be there and give everything they could to make you happy. You may think that the boy is cruel to the tree but that’s how all of us are treating our parents. A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and lay around it every day. He climbed to the tree top, ate the apples, took a nap under the shadow... He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him. Time went by... the little boy had grown up and he no longer played around the tree every day. One day, the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad. “Come and play with me,” the tree asked the boy. “I am no longer a kid, I don’t play around trees anymore.” The boy replied, “I want toys. I need money to buy them.”“Sorry, but I don’t have money...but you can pick all my apples and sell them. So, you will have money.” The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily. The boy never came back after he picked the apples. The tree was sad. One day, the boy returned and the tree was so excited. “Come and play with me,” the tree said. “I don’t have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?”“Sorry, but I don’t have a house. But you can chop off my branches to build your house.” So the boy cut all the branches off the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the boy never came back since then. The tree was again lonely and sad. One hot summer day, the boy returned and the tree was delighted. “Come and play with me!” the tree said. “I am sad and getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?”“Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy.” So the boy cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and never showed up for a long time. The tree was happy, but it was not true. Finally, the boy returned after he left for so many years. “Sorry, my boy. But I don’t have anything for you anymore. No more apples for you...” the tree said. "I don't have teeth to bite," the boy replied. "No more trunk for you to climb on." "I am too old for that now," the boy said. "I really can’t give you anything... the only thing left is my dying roots," the tree said with tears. "I don’t need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years." The boy replied. "Good! Old tree roots is the best place to lean on and rest. Come, Come sit down with me and rest." The boy sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears... from cnxiaoxin
Interesting piece of writing. The paragraphing could've been better, though.
Yeah, I'm a nitpick.
Meh. My Parents dont ask me to hang out with them, they just ask for some respect.
Follow A Paranoid
25th November 2006
^Agreed!!.. That is an interesting piece of writing thank you for sharing it. It just might enlighten some of the younger members of the forum.
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
Wasn't that from Shel Silverstein?
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Nice piece of writing (who ever it may be from, had to remove that URL in your post for possible advertising). However things arent that bad I would say, most people would still love their parents and visit them for social contact even when they left the house.
Crazy Wolf;3679979Wasn't that from Shel Silverstein?
Yeah. I have that book and like three other Silverstein's. Great children's author.
Lets just copy and paste something random here then never come back to thank to people taking time to comment good reports on it. Nice type yeah, but overall thumbs down!