Be The Tree #poem

Warped are the roots, yet tall’s the old tree,

What hides beneath the surface is strength, you see.

Stronger with age, finds growth through the muck,

The path of each finger searching sustenance, not luck.

It either moves or it crushes some rocks in their way,

Or it tunnels around, finds other places to stay.

The tree trusts in its roots as they move at snails pace,

It’s not a competition, a judgement, or race.

Limbs grow tall, stretch out find potential,

The sun as their guide, giving love, shining light.

The journey’s individualized, beautiful, unique,

So trust in your roots… be strong, be the tree.



30 Comments Add yours

  1. Very nice ! Congratulations !

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  2. raistlin0903 says:

    This was very beautiful: a great way to start the week! 😊😊

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    1. Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

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  3. This was profound and beautifully written. Loved the finale too.

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    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

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  4. Beautiful, Didi. we can all learn something from nature πŸ™‚

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  5. What a beautiful poem. Everyone can use a tree-like strength in their life! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ˜ This was a perfect poem for me right now! πŸ’—πŸ’—

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    1. Thank you so much! I tend to write the kind I need at the moment too… We must be sames πŸ˜‰

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      1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ’–

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  6. Amy Caudill says:

    That’s beautiful, Didi! We should all try to be like a tree.

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    1. We absolutely should, Amy :).. thank you!

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  7. Reblogged this on K. D. Dowdall and commented:
    This is a beautiful and so very wise poem by Didi Oviatt. Trees are a wonderful metaphor for strength of purpose in good times and bad. So, “Be The Tree”! Thank you, Didi, for sharing!

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  8. Didi, I just reblogged this beautiful and so very wise poem. I will print this out and and hang it on my wall to read it when i am writing and worrying. Thank you so much for sharing! Karen πŸ™‚

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    1. Aww Karen you’re awesome!! πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ˜Ž


  9. Those three words, “Be the Tree”, instantly transported me to my favourite yoga class and our beautiful urban forest

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    1. I love that you’re in a yoga class! I’ve recently gotten back into my yoga routine after a year or so of not practicing. I already feel so much better. Isn’t it just amazing what kind of wonders Yoga actually does for the body and soul?! πŸ™‚

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      1. It certainly is a soul-enriching ritual, I always feel really good after I attend a class!

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  10. floatinggold says:

    Amazing metaphors.

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  11. frenchc1955 says:

    This is beautiful!

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    1. This was a really fun one to write! πŸ™‚


  12. This is an excellent poem, Didi.

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