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The Living Tree
by William Gregory

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A new poem inspired after taking the picture of the tree a few days ago


 We are much more than as we appear

We’re a physical being & a spirit within

Not just as others may see or hear

We are all born the same, as our lives begin

Just like a tree, we start as a seed

With family around us, we then start to grow

Watered by knowledge & love that they feed

Our roots go deep, with descendants we know

As we get older we can stand tall & proud

Or be shrivelled, twisted, torn & battered

By others who do wrong, if they’re allowed

Treating us unfairly, like we never mattered

We may seem unbroken & take all they give

But our unseen spirit is hidden & down

Some may then feel they can no longer live

Taking their own life as in misery they drown

The hurt & pain it will spread far & wide

Our spiritual family feel the ripple effect

They all see past the mask where we hide

With so many unseen, that it will also affect

They will guide & heal, keeping us strong

From up above or our roots down below

So we’re not beaten by those who do wrong

Lifting our spirit, so we don’t feel so low

The positive energy will see us through

We display our true colours just like a tree

To show all who do wrong, I’m bigger than you

This is, the real me, you chose not to see

So try all you like to bend or break me

Your words & deeds, will pass by my being

The ones that I love will never forsake me

It is now your own hurt that you’re feeling

What goes around, comes around, eventually

I can truly say now, I won’t play any part

When you find out if you’re as strong as me

But as for me, I’ll still feel your pain in my heart

 


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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 9/19/2012
Great write, it inspire me to no end. Blessings to you.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/9/2012
I LIKE THE COMPARISON...WE ARE LIKE LIVING TREES...IN MANY COMPACITIES. GOOD JOB, WILLIAM, AND THANKS FOR THE SHARE. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/28/2012
Great analogy. I sure would like to see better pictures of that tree. And I'm not sure, but is that a red flower that I see, or is it some kind of fruit?

Ron
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