As a child, I loved to climb a tree and feel its protective strength. As an adult, I love to sit beneath a tree and listen to the silently wise message it speaks.
The Tree in Me
I love the trees
Nurturing comfort they bring
Whenever I sit beneath
Their fluttering calming leaves.
They speak to me quietly
I love their gentle way
Whispering wind through their branches
Crack and sway with thoughtful creaks.
Oh! How I love the trees
So spiritual, strong, and faithful
Reaching for the life-giving light
Protecting the saplings below.
So much more than that
They give me all I need
Food, shelter, the very air I breathe
Giving so much and so little to take.
In this relationship, person and tree
I take and take, you give and give
But then you ask me so sweetly
“Please, will you help me to live?”
By Kristin A. Ball
Planting trees is a simple way to make a big difference for our environment and for growing our future. Check out Arbor Day Foundation for great resources and guidance in renewing our trees so they will live on and on and on.
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