Trees of life

Tree design 1Tree oh tree, how do you form?

You spread your roots to withstand the storm.

Tree design 4You press upward toward the sky,

And you continue to grow, until the time to die.

You have a time to live, given by the Creator,

No matter your design, you will not waiver.

We watch as you extend, spreading your limbs,

Tree design 2Awaiting the children, to climb on a whim.

You feel the breeze, the sun and the rain,

You stand there still, quiet and yet without disdain.

Times come when the storms become too great,

Causing your roots to strain and the limbs to break.

Tree design 3Such as the storm Florence we know,

Causing you to yield to water, and winds that blow.

Life in the sway with those whom you received their trust,

They counted on you to hold firm, even when all comes at you with a thrust.

Tree design 5As the threat overbears, you fall and become a threat,

To those loving your beauty and climbed where you’re at.

But those of you that withstand, and endure the pain,

You’ll become stronger, knowing you withstood the strain.

Tree design 6We’ll continue enjoying your beauty, as we should,

We know you’ll continue to grow, if only you could.



28 thoughts on “Trees of life

      1. I have a little allergy to some but all-in-all I love to embrace their beauty and form. I agree that they represent life – reminds me of the Tree of Life.

  1. Lovely nature poetry, I enjoyed the rhyming scheme. The way you expressed your gratitude to tree on behalf of humanity and brought out what it goes through in wake of storms and then becomes a playground for children. It’s a commendable work Ron!

    1. Thank you so much Tanya for your kind words and taking the time to provide your insight. I like reflecting on the natural environment sometimes as they can tell us so much if we take time to observe, listen and think. Everything has a purpose. Blessings to you and a great week ahead. 🙂

      1. My pleasure, it’s penned beautifully with rhyming scheme, aabbccaa. It will come out perfect if recited with proper intonation 🙂

    1. Awww, thank you so much Lynn. I was walking through the parking lot and looked up at the trees, noticing the growth in various directions. I then looked at some others and noticed that afternoon sun casting the glow. It just triggered emotion as I recognized how each tree was growing differently as God allowed their freedom. Thank you! 🙂

    1. I know, right? I saw the branches just growing however they willed and thought that was interesting. I guess we need to slow down and become more aware of the life and beauty around us. Thanks. 🙂

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