Thought For Today

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

Trees don't care what traveler rests
Beneath their branches strong
Their shade does not discriminate
You can stay there short or long

Branches sway in summer's breeze
Leaves rustle nature's song
Innately they just seem to know
What is right from what is wrong

Look up from where you are and see
Leaves dancing in the sky
Swaying to sweet melodies
Played by wind as it goes by

Sit and rest and catch your breath
Go ahead and deeply sigh
This Tree of Life is here for all
Of that there is no lie

Its roots are deeply grounded
Into earth's dark richest soil
A seed that once was planted
To grow strong it had to toil

Pushing up through stone and dirt
Frail leaves soon did uncoil
Tossed and buried in storms and snow
The elements tried to foil

This tree learned many lessons from life
Just listen and you will know
Let your roots grow strong and deep
Watch your Life begin to grow

The Greatest lesson of all is Love
Once with you it will Show
The Tree of Life's now part of you
Within you wherever you go

Written with Love and Light
by Nina P


Clytie said...

Oh Nina. Once again you fill my heart. A beautiful poem ... a perfect picture. I want to go outside now and sit under the big oak tree and think about what you've said.

AutumnLeaves said...

A perfect accompaniment to my personal love of trees!

only a movie said...

I love this one very much. Love the image as well. xoh

Lloyd said...

Thank you for sharing this poem. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come over to my blog and check it out. God's blessings too you. Lloyd

puzzled said...

I am tagging you for a Catholic prayer meme. For details, see my blog. You come up with such beautiful poems, I know you will have beautiful prayers too.

Tabitha said...

Nina, I have truly missed the beauty of your writings! This was food for my soul today dear friend!!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Nice poem, Nina.

BTW, I would like to let you and other followers know that my Blest Atheist blog went down. I replaced it with 100th Lamb ( I explain why there.

Beth Niquette said...

Dearest Nina--it is the oddest thing, but I have been feeling really worried about you. Is everything alright out your way?

May God bless you with unexpected spots of joy, dear, lovely poetic wordsmythe.

Beth Niquette said...

How wonderful--and that red sun. Wow. This photo fills my eyes, and your words fill my heart.