Saga of Two Trees

Apr 01, 2016

Saga of Two Trees

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Saga of Two Trees

As two trees struggled in life’s raging squall,
a flower hid its tiny head from them and wept;
although both growing trees were given strength
by the lashing rains and whirling straws of life;
the buffeting and bruising from the greed
of avarice man’s outrageous deeds,
yoked with corruption’s fabricated truths;
left these wounded trees alone to bleed –
thus, the flower wept.
The trees, exposed upon the mountainside,
kept in burlap bags, ‘til strong enough to plant;
did stand confined, their branches intertwined,
each knowing they must soon release their hold.
Gently, as they weathered each abuse from man,
Their branches did they carefully detach
(they had forever had this unity)
 

Separated they became –
Liberated, now they swayed in unison;
yet, still close enough to feel the sweet caress
as searching leaves would touch;
for both was proven free and true to love.
Each had their own identity.
Proudly both trees stood sovereign;
The blessed presence of the love divine,
Soothed their fractured hearts, as it surrounded
all the pain of exploitations ways.
 

Placing all invective’s barbs
into the Master-grower’s Hand –
He threw the anguish and the pain:
into oblivion’s deep.Now sequestered, but side by side for life,
their Master’s tender Hand did plant each tree
upon the bleak and lonely mountain side –
others then would gaze on them in awe;
ponder – how those staunch and steadfast trees
could continue to improve beauty,
and seem so worshipful?
(Each tree was filled with His Promise
for all those with eyes to see)

And the flower?
She lifted up her head for she no longer wept;
she had seen the miracle performed upon the trees –
who still endured and suffered; yet, she knew
without a doubt that they would never fail;
but continue to survive and blossom individually –
for each had had the Master’s touch for all eternity.

5 Comments

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  2. Jean N. Sozio Says: April 2, 2016 10:44 am

    Such awesome insight. You are a great orator – is this available as an audible e-book?

  3. Jean N. Sozio Says: April 2, 2016 10:53 am

    Regarding your question – One of my older brothers stated once profoundly: “you can only base your decisions on the best knowledge/information you have at the time”. Such how we say hindsight is 20/20. Those in charge of progress/service (be it politics, military, industrialization, financing, etc.) we hope – have the gifts and abilities to make sound decisions based on sound doctrine that governs all. It’s always been the fate of history to be shaped by greed and ignorance. We are wise who learn from history to not repeat or continue in any form of degradation that promotes permanent extinction.

  4. Graham Kerr Says: April 2, 2016 11:46 am

    That’s a great thought Jean. Perhaps once all Treena’s poems have been read we could put them all together as an audio book…Tessa (for GK)

  5. Lynn Severance Says: April 2, 2016 4:34 pm

    There are many levels of meaning coming at me inherent in this poem – all of the nurturing. I”ll wrap them up by saying, “Come unto Me, all who are weary and worn and I will give you, Life.”

    One gets a double blessing – first in reading Treena’s poems and then listening to Graham reading them with such warmth of heart in his sharing them.

    Yes, yes . . to them being gathered together for an audio book. I know I have missed some of the readings having come later than the website’s beginnings and only the latest reading is listed on Treena’s page.

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