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Tree of Life

I see a tree outside my patio door; it’s tall and gifted with so much life.
It’s bark flows in connecting patterns, they come together then flow apart.
It echoes the patterns of relationships that so often come and then they go.
Its precious leaves are born each year, and will fall with the winter cold.

Each cycle leaves a foundation needed for the next year’s growth.
And a ring in this foundation, speaks volumes of the history before.
The branches lead us off to paths; we never thought we would go.
The leaves lend comfort in our lives, and mute the harshness thrown.

It knows how to bend and move and flow with what life will to it send.
Yet, generosity is the gift it gives to those that, upon it constantly depend.
It will shelter, feed, and protect all creatures; both great and small till its end.
Then it will return to the soil, to replenish and nourish the next to grow, again.

Still, why does the tree stretch out its arms as it grows toward the light?
It’s reaching toward its maker, to acknowledge the one who gives it life.
Trees are the living proof given to us, about what we should already know.
Yes, God gave us all these trees to remind us, of how each life should grow.

Trees know his light gifts all we need, to live contently within his arms.
They replenish the air for our every breath and even give us our homes.
The tree should be our Coat of Arms for all it’s given to us, and more…
This gift God has given to us: is symbolized as the beautiful Tree of Life.

Copyright © Carol Eastman

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  1. Date: 6/15/2012 5:56:00 AM
    EWWWWwwwww! So nice....what a great write, Carol! Celebrating our Father again...Powerful science mixed in with faith! Congrats. Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 5:06:00 PM
    Congrats, Carol. Outstanding. Enjoyed. Great job. Nice going. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 3:20:00 PM
    Lovely writing. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 1:10:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Diane's "Faith" contest Carol E. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 1:22:00 AM
    I like this poem, it reminded me of one of my fave scriptures jeremiah 17 v 18 He/she will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."

  1. Date: 6/9/2012 12:04:00 PM
    You impress me constantly Carol...beautiful written poem - thank you. - Have a lovely weekend to you. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 6:52:00 AM
    A beautiful day full of sunshine and good cheer. I am so happy to be able to read your poetry this morning Carol. I wish you a weekend of sunshine and joy and hope you continue to find the inspiration to continue your writing. Will be back reading come Monday I hope. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 8:12:00 PM
    as the branches on your tree of life continues growing to the light,may God bless your mind so poems like this you will continually write,loved it Carol