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The Watchers by linmarie

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deceased, dried up and gray
life has left them
they are watchers now
who guide us on our way

some still stand
some have laid down
they take turns watching
for hopeless, helpless sounds

they feel our distress
when we get lost
they have many faces
are sincere for our cause

listen closely you will hear
them whisper to one another
they are chanting for you
so you will not fret or fear

and when the moon light
shines on their face
do not be afraid
they are just aged

weathered and worn
wise too their roots
their chanting songs
will heal and soothe

they are watchers, waiting
waiting,and whispering
old timers, who lived a good life
souls of mother nature
leading you to the light

reminding us humans
we should do the same
life is short, give and receive
gracefully everyday

write by linmarie-12/02/2010
image by linmarie- photo manipulated with a paint program too pencil drawing with soft gold and green watercolors.
if you enlarge this you will see many faces in these old cedars I photographed.
will include the inspirational photo, that was not worthy of posting , but I was inspired to create a new meaning for it.

I am a self taught artist and have drawn and painted since I could hold crayons or a pencil in my hands..
My brain is an attic filled with treasures yet to be explored or recreated.. I am a Veteran,a wife, a mom, a grandmother, a sister, a daughter and a teacher!!! My pallet is full of life, color and energy.. I hope you will see and feel that in all of my artwork.

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  • oscarelizondo
    oscarelizondoabout 4 years ago

    Nice work to bring in the type of weather that we yearn sometimes. Yes, the days when you look outside and see these magnificant natured trees that have aged, yet they point the way if we should go astray. The wonderful poem smooths us passions to feel that going gray is not a crime, but a time to refreshed our thoughts as they make us stronger from the roots at the base of the tree as reminders that we all have those places we can look to when we want to see our paths taken from the first beginning of our lifes. You have brought wonderful feelings into many with these creation of a photo with the details to embrace us with it’s warmth with the beautiful words that takes us to back then and now. We viewers appreciated your tallents in both prespectives that makes us aware of were we have been and how to measure the paths taken because the trees have been here as reminders that they have set the tone by which our travels have gone by their directions that they give us to lead us on our way. Thank you so much for taking the time to place this work of art in front of us and in our minds to refreshen out thoughts with the youth of our past, and the bonding of the present with mother nature. I was a joy to close our eyes after each line and surround us with the gift of sight as the words from the poem resounded inside our brains, detailing every minute of our journy’s once taken, once felt, once seen, and prejecting a vivid scene to view in the comforts of our little hide away computer home. Thank you for allowing us to remember the good of what this world has to offer. Just little old me

  • Dear Oscar,
    Your letter reached me today about you gazing on an art piece that had an attached poem of meaning. You expressed your self so well dear friend, letting the artist know what this meant to you. Believe me it is every artists dream, painter, sketcher,writer, to feel their work grabbed someone in their heart, their soul and left them either speechless, or speech full!!

    So my dear friend from warmer climate than I , thank you for sharing your feelings with me on this very cold and windy day in my neck of the woods. Your words now have warmed my heart and soul knowing this touched you, you got it, it found a place in your life years.I end this letter too my Dear Oscar with this..

    Always know I am there in the whisper of the wind
    Watching your path along your lonely walk
    My face changes many times, as in
    Keeping my identity safe, but I am an angel
    And I will be at your side forever more.
    You will always recognize my voice
    Whether from the clouds or trees,
    My WATCH is to hold your hand
    to heal, gradually,
    so when you are ready
    steady and strong, ready to get along

    SONG SUNG BY linmarie
    peace and love my friend

    – linmarie

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 4 years ago

    This is really cool….love the texture in this piece & the composition is perfect!

  • thanks so much Marsha, happy you like it, that makes my day, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 4 years ago

    I never thought of them that way before and it makes perfect sense. Awesome pic and poem!!

  • wow, Mr. Wizard,, really?? I am very surprised,, or are you pulling my leg,, This is how I feel when out in the forest, it just feels like home, that I am always protected, loved, heard, seen, and watched over..just how I have felt since a wee little girl wandering off in the back woods at home,, thanks for you lovely comment, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • thank you so very much for my feature, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 4 years ago

    Yes do we not know about the trees, their secret lives and the promise they bring through their magic! Loving this!

  • I knew you would, I hope this shows you how much your words of inspiration this morning thru the bmail helped me keep creating, thank you, I feel so good, love ya,,

    – linmarie

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    great capture and work ,you know how I love old soul trees well done amazing work huggs LInemarie Liz

  • thanks sweet friend, I HOPE this makes you feel one with them and me, your friend, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • biddumy
    biddumyabout 4 years ago
    Trees are inspirational with their gnarled branches and roots which are unafraid of fate or harbouring the ‘little people’, beautiful image and writing linmarie!!!
  • ohhhhhhhhhhh, so love your description,, thanks so much for adding too the mystic feeling, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanabout 4 years ago

    i really like this one Linmarie… I love trees… and this one is so cool… Sorry, i just had time to look at this… my internet connection has been down for two days… and on top of that… i have a “cast” on my right leg and makes it hard to get around…

  • I had a feeling you would enjoy this one, thank you so very much,, take care of yourself, and get to healing we can chat when you are better, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work and outstanding processing! I love your poem the words and meaning behind them are wonderful.

  • thanks Susan, I really enjoyed the write as well, it was edited many times,, much thought about how too add the human feel about it,,double meaning that is,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Lozzar Landscape
    Lozzar Landscapeabout 4 years ago

    just so beautiful, a lovely capture and lovely work.

  • thank so much my friend, so happy you enjoyed this one, I did creating it, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

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