blew in the breeze
as the wind carried its branches
into freedom wind.
The gusts invisible breath was so strong
that Young Sapling gymnast
touched Mother Earth with a fleeting kiss
springing back into position in a flash!
Not quite sure how it happened or why!
A short distance away
was Grandmother Birch
fifty years its senior
steady and strong as the wind blew.
Outwardly appearing invincible
to the taunt and fury of the wind.
However, inside and in between were the years:
the slam dunks,..
the “how did it happen?” phenomena…
the rug pulled out from underneath…
the love given…
the love lost…
the love memories
the “get back up” and live some more
that weathered the storm
and broke forth in LIGHT and HOPE
and CHOSE to live!
As the girth of the tree widened
new sprouts came forth!
Love the ending lines. No matter how tough, new sprout still manage to breakthrough 🙂
thank you, Yoshiko! Blessings on your day!
Welcome, Jane, and blessings to you too
Beautiful imagery Jane! Really says it all about our life long journeys of ups and downs and survival. Your writing pays tribute to the “having lived and felt” in sharing through writing. Blessings!
thank you, Mary Jane! It means a great deal…coming from you…I miss our friendship
Ever so inspirational your posts 🙂
thank you, Andy…I try…I get very discouraged, myself, and I have to drag my weary heart up and out again! Sometimes my poems are sad—but I guess I feel that is me too—and I hope, that by writing the sadness, it will make us all more aware of what we do and say affects others–and then I attempt to end on a hopeful note—showing that despite what we suffer there is HOPE and LOVE in others and in this world! I think the friends I have found here on WordPress—such as yourself–have given me great strength! Interconnectedness abounds! The comments mean so much! Yours touched my heart, Andy! Thank you!
beautiful! really enjoyed this!
thank you, Bette!