Respectfully, Joyce Kilmer...

Written by: Tracy Decker

I think that I have never known
a tree as lovely as a poem.

A poem that in a single breath
infuses life, defying death

with words that move in stylish grace
and give emotion resting place.

A poem reflecting life and love
and faith, perhaps, in He above

who gave the world the lovely tree
and the gift of rhyme to fools like me.

Though God made trees and I, this poem,
within its lines I find my home.