SaddleBrooke Ranch Writing Guild

The SaddleBrooke Ranch Writing Guild is a group dedicated to improving our writing skills. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the La Vista room at the La Hacienda Club from 1 to 3 p.m. If you have any questions about the club, please contact Joy Hellard at [email protected].

My Favorite Tree

Carol D. Henry

Its branches look like a 60s mop top

Each bunch like a drummer in a band

I can’t wait for the peaches in the summer

When its juices are dripping from my hand.


The blooms look oh so fragrant

The bees are buzzing all around

The leaves dance in the breeze so lovely

The rustle is a very beautiful sound.


Danger has arrived during the night

The temps have fallen way too low

The blooms have seen a great big fright

The flowers have fallen to the mighty foe.


I’ve resigned to the fact that they are gone

No peaches in the summer for me to see

I still have my band playing music

But a peach, maybe one, two or three?


Come summer I search the tree closely

Not a single peach is there to be found

I sniffle a bit in disappointment

My feet kick at the stones on the ground.


My little pup gets on my lap to love me

She licks my face as to say, “I know.”

She’s chewing on something I see

I try to grab it but she won’t let it go.


I finally fish my fingers in her mouth

And I’m astonished at what I do see

It’s a peach pit in my hand I uncover

With a tiny bit of peach on the seed.


I run to my tree and I search it

Not a peach anywhere do I see

My pup got the one and only

From my beautiful and lovely peach tree.