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The tree of life grows limbs above,
Its strength began in roots of love...
Each limb's branches may grow apart
Yet venture not far from its heart.

Concentric circles share great worth
In trials it has endured since birth,
Having weathered many a storm
Defined by bent or twisted form.

Still beauty reigns throughout the years
In steadfast growth with hopes and fears,
As earthlife seasons come and go
A will to carry on and know,

Though treasured limbs may break and die,
Newest growth reaches for the sky.
Seedlings will spread, divine and free...
In honor of the mother tree.

© Connie Marcum Wong



Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 9/28/2018 7:40:00 AM
Beautiful, Connie. Lovely.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 9/28/2018 7:29:00 PM
Thank you very much Line. I am having lots of problems with ads blocking poetry so I can't read or comment. PS is trying to fix it. : )
Date: 9/14/2018 3:09:00 AM
I was very touched by your tree of life poem. A very lovely tribute. Best wishes, Reta.
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Date: 9/14/2018 2:30:00 PM
Thank you very much Reta. This poem is also a metaphor for family. : )
Date: 10/7/2017 6:11:00 PM
Well done Connie, a beautiful poem.Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 2/17/2016 8:19:00 PM
7..... Well done dear friend.. Hugs.. Arlene
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Date: 2/17/2016 9:41:00 PM
Trees are one of God's most treasured gifts. Thank you much! ; )
Date: 2/16/2016 11:26:00 AM
Beautifully written Connie! Gorgeous flow, rhyming and sentiment. A 7 and a definite favourite!! Best wishes, Keith (PS You are a TRUE poet!)
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Date: 2/16/2016 4:51:00 PM
I am glad you like this Keith. I adore trees. They speak to us in so many ways if we are aware. I appreciate your lovely comments. Thank you my friend. Cheers, Connie ; )
Date: 2/10/2016 1:48:00 PM
Very wise and eloquently written. We are all connected to a single source, yet simultaneously have freedom to grow in diverse directions. Also the word "earthlife" is new to me ... interesting.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/11/2016 3:07:00 AM
Thank you for your thoughtful comments Tim. Very much appreciated! ; )
Date: 2/5/2016 1:55:00 AM
Such a beautiful, uplifting poem, Connie. Elaine
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/5/2016 3:10:00 AM
Thank you Elaine. There is just not enough time to read and comment on all the wonderful poems here now that I am watching my little granddaughter. Blessings, Connie
Date: 2/4/2016 4:31:00 AM
A beautiful write, Connie. A lovely portrayal of life. T.J
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Date: 2/4/2016 12:53:00 PM
We are so like trees. We even have our seasons. Thank you Teppo. I am in my favorite Autumn season right now. Cheers, Connie
Date: 2/2/2016 4:05:00 PM
wow, wonderful symbol of life portrayed here by the tree, Connie. Glad I finally saw this one. You are my last one of the day. and at last I am caught up!! Gotta rush over to see some property with Joe!
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Date: 2/4/2016 12:54:00 PM
Trees are so like us when you stop to think about it. Thanks Andrea. Hugs, Connie
Date: 1/31/2016 3:22:00 PM
Trees are almost unbreakable. This poem is strong and beautiful Connie *smiles*-luloo
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Date: 1/30/2016 10:12:00 PM
Beautiful Connie, I love the last 2 lines, so true of life!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/4/2016 12:51:00 PM
Thank you Arthur. Cheers, Connie
Date: 1/30/2016 10:01:00 PM
Fantastic Connie: My Muse is an ancient tree in Tasmania. Hugs, SuZ
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/4/2016 12:50:00 PM
That is so cool SuZ. Send me a picture of it if you can. You know I love trees and poems about them. Thank you SuZ. Love, Connie
Date: 1/30/2016 9:19:00 PM
I love this poem, Connie. I love trees and try to plant at least one a year. I will put this in the fav column.
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Date: 2/4/2016 12:48:00 PM
I am honored that you are fav'ing this poem Daniel. Thank you so much for your generous comment too. Blessings, Connie
Date: 1/30/2016 6:45:00 PM
Beautiful Connie. I love the imagery. a7 +++
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