Green Tree / Fall

Tree Photo| Green Tree / Fall Poem #loss #death #sympathy

Tree Photo by Marie Hunter

~Green Tree / Fall~

Thank you, Green Tree.

For stretching out to meet each day unafraid.

Your leaves reached out to touch the morning rays.

Courageous branches held the birds and squirrels as they played.

You appreciated the spring rain, Green Tree.

Soaking up only what you needed.

Surrounding plants shaded by your un-impeding canopy.

Now, as you break and change, don’t be afraid, Green Tree.

Don’t hold back your leaves from color.

No one will question your strength, Green Tree.

Your beauty will remain.

Your life was not in vein.

As your last brown leaf exhales to the ground,

The forest will remember how you stood so proud.

Don’t fear the change, Green Tree.

A Body of Hope

About abodyofhope

I do not know why it is that we must wade through tragic circumstances to find truth. We nearly drown! But under the water, there are pearls. I hope in writing this blog, more will come to the surface. Over the past 15 years living with chronic pain, patient advocacy has had a powerful effect on my life through meeting so many remarkable teens, women and men: SURVIVORS. These individuals are HOPE personified. I wish to honor them in the same spirit they have encouraged me to press on. Eight years ago, I became bed-bound from a variety of secondary chronic illnesses. A procedure meant to help the pain condition I had been managing for several years- went bust #BIGTIME. Over the years, my entire life has changed. I have changed, but I am still striving to live my best life possible. Along with sharing inspiring pieces about spiritual wellness and finding quality of life inside of ongoing illness, I also share health research, awareness information, poetry, memes, art, and this blog is also an attempt to put my own pieces back together. Welcome to A Body of Hope, and thank you for visiting. [Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/ RSD, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Dysautonomia, Chronic Intractable Migraine, Cluster headache, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Occipital Neuralgia, Hypersensitivity to Sound & Light, Fibro, CFS/ME, Cerebrospinal Fluid Imbalance......blah, blah, blah] >>> P.S. My headgear is protective for pain. I just rock it hard ;)

Posted on October 16, 2014, in Cancer, Caretaker, Gratitude, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Your writing, too, is beautiful. I’m glad you see what you see because I, too, can see it now. Thank you.

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  2. Oh, thank you so much! I really appreciate that coming from a poet as yourself.
    Your page was a blessing to me today. I will be visiting you again. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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  3. I love this. The visions of courage and being self less… Only using the minimum and knowing the importance of each and everyone’s place and phase…

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    • Thank you Kristen for responding thoughtfully. This particular poem has a lot of symbolism for me. Everyone sees something different in a poem and in artwork. I value your looking deeper at the metaphor and sharing your thoughts ❤

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  4. No, they are not afraid nor do they take more than they should.

    “Soaking up only what you needed.” We seize and flail. Out of fear.

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  5. Nice,

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  6. Lovely ❤ It's a perfect balance 🙂

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  7. Thank you you for stopping by and for your comment. I appreciate it ❤

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