People and Trees

If people loved us like trees,

we would be loved unconditionally

in each season of our life…

finding comforting shade

in our towering strength

admiring our refined appearance

planted on a landscape of beauty…

and, in the Fall of life

they would make special effort

to come before Winter

to see all the magnificent beauty

of our changing foliage…

the myriad array of colors

that makes us special;

before they’re is gone

with the cold winds of change

and our balding head and limbs

put in brick boxes with windows

injected with composting material…

observed from time to time

as we slowly waste away.

Photos: Dwight L. Roth

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62 thoughts on “People and Trees

  1. It’s hard to even comment on this poem. Such a moving piece! The comparison between human life and a tree’s is fantastic! We are connected to nature in more ways than our senses can perceive… 🌳🌲🤍

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  2. So excellent, Dwight! Your poem and photos brought tears to my eyes. From little girl up to today I’ve always loved trees. Found in them joy, peace, beauty, strength, encouragement, hope, courage, ETC! 🙂 Our lives are so intertwined with them. 🙂 We should seek to be more like them!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…I just thought of this quote…”You know me, I think there ought to be a big old tree right there. And let’s give him a friend. Everybody needs a friend.” – Bob Ross

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    • What a great analogy… Yes, every tree needs a friend and every person does as well! I love Bob Ross… thaught me evey thing I know about painting! Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind comment Carolyn. Your Wonderful affirmations is always a great encouragement to me.

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