Sunday, October 16, 2016

Being A Tree

It’s not easy
being a tree.
Bearing the weight
of so many important things.
Snowfall in the winter.
Standing wet in the spring rain.
Spreading shade during
long hot summer months.
Losing parts of ourselves
to the autumn chilly winds.
Always standing tall
as the guardians of mother earth,
giving shelter to her children,
protection to the ground below.
If only you could hear our stories,
those tales written now
and from long ago.
It’s not easy
being a tree.
But a nobler service
there could never be.

© WJC

1 comment:

  1. This is really lovely, Bill! I read some interesting things about trees recently and tweeted about it. When I find it, I'll e-mail it to you!
    Wishing you a beautiful day!

    Betty

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