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To Be a Tree

One morn I sat and gazed upon a tree,
  From dimmest dawn to brilliant noon,
    And wished that I could be one.

Sturdy, straight,
  Upward yearning:
    Trunk, limbs, branches, twigs,
      In unison aligned---
        Heavenward turning.

Accepting whatever comes its way:
  Sun or Rain, Warmth or Chill, Flakes of Snow and Ice...
    ...Stoically bearing burdens.

Furious became I with myself, 
  Not to mention jealous; 
    Why can't I accept what Nature grants,
      Or am I only human?

Copyright © Gershon Wolf | Year Posted 2018

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  1. Date: 1/16/2018 5:22:00 AM

    Trees have a great majesty about them, especially if they are not pruned back by people! But people interfere with nature (and other people!) all the time. Trees just stand there proudly, for better or worse! A most interesting poem, Gershon!
  1. Date: 1/15/2018 8:28:00 PM

    Awesome ink!

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