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Trees are ingrained
  they withstand tough conditions 
    to provide cover

Though we don’t always nurture them 
   they just keep on toiling
     because God saw it fit
        to add them to the realm 

Imagine if we were the trees 
  the way we react to situations, 
     adverse times and things

Would we be able to stand and toil? 
  Like those embedded trees?


Copyright © Wilma Neels

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  1. Date: 9/3/2012 7:20:00 AM
    But they are not looking up at me...

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 5:45:00 PM
    When you write like this I realize how talented and the heights your soul can scribe Beautiful. Love n hugs :•) Michael

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:10:00 AM
    'Leaves' me feeling really green and ingrained with rings of wonder in my soul telling of my lifetime of weathered storms and drought and spoil and plenty- well done my sister poet : ) x

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 8:40:00 AM
    Good day, Wilma!:) Joe left me a comment on "Baba Ghanoush" to come and visit your write. I had read it prior to his suggestion, and do enjoy it as much this time. I don't always leave comments though.:( I think we can "stand the toil" and continue our growth. Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 12:58:00 AM
    Well put Wilma, its good to read this piece today.."

  1. Date: 8/24/2012 12:07:00 PM
    Never tho't of this idea before, but now that u mention it, I would make a horrible tree! I just know I would...I would have to be a WEEPing willow bc I would cry constantly being soooo stationary! Enjoyed the idea behind this one, Wilma!

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 10:10:00 PM
    GREAT questions you asked at the end of this reflective and profound poem. I love it, Wilma!!

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 4:30:00 PM
    I try,and I try? But now I think this poem will help. :o) Oh! P.S. I thank all the trees I meet. (Silently of course) Ha,ha....Where would we be without them? :o)

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 11:14:00 AM
    I will definitely hug a tree later this evening,CTC:-) Wonderful write my friend,and its a pleasure to read your work.Have a great evening down south:-) Hugs and Love,Arild

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 7:04:00 AM
    Honestly, I don't think we could withstand the toils that the tree endures, we would buckle under the incredible pressure and falter! Trees are a special species, an outstanding plant that can withstand so much and still live greatly surviving through everything that is thrown at it...almost everything anyway! I too love the power of the tree! This is a wonderful dedication to the trees and all their grandiosity! Wonderful piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 6:39:00 AM
    You give us much to ponder one Wilma, beauty personified through your eyes, if only we could lay still fill ourselves with sacred bark and be a tree, oh what our eyes would withstand in our human land, you carved out a very thought provoking poem my friend, I'm a tree hugger I can only fav this and press it to my memory, I will think of you next time I hug a tree, sending love your way, Vienna.xxxx

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 6:36:00 AM
    Good questions and lovely poem Wilma. - Thank you - Have a day with sunshine and beautiful thoughts. - oxox love // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 6:27:00 AM
    Very nice... interesting questions... Terry