Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Trees as Life Giving Mothers

"A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food, warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to those who wield an axe to cut it down" – Buddha.

A tree grows from a small lowly seed

A lowly seed to become a small reed

Then with time, water and sun

Becomes a tree with life begun

As time passes and seasons too

Blooms with green buds anew

Small green buds to become leaves

And as seasons change time grieves

Life so green and new becomes colors of orange and red

Beautiful yet dying falling to the ground as dead

Slowly the leaves become as ash

Life has come and gone in a flash

As a small reed it cannot provide shade

Air breathed as yet it was made

Later as a tall tree with small green buds

Children climb and play upon its branches

Climbing higher taking their chances

As leaves grow shade it humbly provides

While we are needful it gracefully abides

A tree is simple yet life giving verve

At each moment in time its purpose to serve

Only for each moment can its true purpose fulfill

As God's servant completing His will

Each simple hour one is given on earth with roots in Earthly soil

Is for each one to hold God's purpose and toil

Gifts we are given at certain times in our existence

Are that which we are accountable to give in prudence

Equipped for life and life giving esprit

That which we cede and blessing that comes from what we do not see

As we are planted as we should grow

New gifts and life giving blessing with each seed we sow

The author of this blog is the author of the above poem. I wrote that poem because of some family conflict. As ridiculous as it would be to anger with a tree for not shading you at a time when it is not able so it is ridiculous to be angry with others for not giving us things we want or need if they are just not capable of giving.

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