Tall, like a tree

Stand tall like a tree
basking in light
from a tiny seed created
you grew a great height

Stand tall like a tree
a graceful silence in the sun
bow your branches in prayer
To the Creator, The One

Stand tall like a tree
but allow yourself to sway
in the wind, storm and rain
that sends your leaves astray

Stand tall like a tree
as your seeds spread and grow
as your leaves turn green and flourish
before you let them go

Stand tall like a tree
be a house, be a home
and a shade for passing strangers
and a friend to those alone

Stand tall like a tree
with knowing and belief
with submission, for your time
as you count your every leaf

Stand tall like a tree
roots firmly in the ground
in the earth,
of its dust,
to which we all are bound

(c) KJ Saunders 2014

In awe of the giant oak trees at the end of Chaffer Lane, Willoughby, NSW.

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