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the tree

history is carved in the bark
love found on the branches
her trunk filled with history
surviving years of beautiful sun
soft breezes and torrential rain
violent storms
scars from lightning
she stands strong and tall
as her leaves dance to the ground
her beauty is unsurpassed
her secrets never to be told
her wisdom overflowing
more than any man could comprehend
i press my ear to her
and hear the whispering of the ages
the laughter of the spirits
her warmth fills my soul
i am born again within
her knowledge and forgiveness
i am one with nature’s
most beautiful gift
the tree

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  • ModernMythology
    ModernMythologyover 3 years ago

    Oh Sally! Such a marvelous metaphor.

  • Thank you so much for your comment!! ♥♥♥

    – Sally Omar

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisover 3 years ago

    Okay, I only do this if I really like what I see: her trunk filled with history or her trunk filled with ancient secrets?

    Ahhhhhh, to be one with nature is a beautiful thing. Even if we’re left half in the dark. Very evocatively charged sentiments. I’ve breathed them in, xox

  • Trees fascinate me…there is so much history and knowledge…I had a friend who once told me that she believed souls surrounded trees for protection!
    Thank you. ♥♥♥

    – Sally Omar

  • Unique-Mystique
    Unique-Mystiqueover 3 years ago

    very lovely Sally, nice reading your work again

  • Thank you so much….much appreciated!! ♥♥♥

    – Sally Omar

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 3 years ago

    Exquisite and most beautiful write. Oh to be connected and one with nature. A very sensitive inspiring write Sally.

  • Thank you so much…I truly appreciate the beauty of nature & absolutely love trees!! ♥♥♥

    – Sally Omar

  • sandra22
    sandra22over 3 years ago
    A mighty tree too Sally, lovely.

    This sits beautifully with how I am feeling now
    Sandra xo

  • I’m so happy you enjoyed this…if we could only take the time to breathe in the beauty of nature…Thank you! ♥♥♥

    – Sally Omar

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 3 years ago

    Not only is this beautiful, but it speaks to me in so many ways. I think this has layers and layers to this. Nature, Earth, Tree and Woman. Even a man could easily identify and relate. Love these words:
    i press my ear to her
    and hear the whispering of the ages
    So much you have put into this one Sally.

  • Oh, I was very emotional when I wrote this poem…a lot of thoughts and memories surrounded me. Thank you. ♥♥♥

    – Sally Omar

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...over 3 years ago

    Nice one Sally !! I had a wonderful, enlightenning experience as a child sitting meditating under a Poplar Tree. Your poem just brought it back to me. One leaf, one star, a grain of sand, the Cosmos beneath my feet, and all within and beyond me….. Thanks xoxox

  • Thank you so much!! We share the love of trees! ♥♥♥

    – Sally Omar

  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkover 3 years ago

    Congratulations. This is great writing.

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  • Thank you so much!! I am truly honoured to be featured in PINK PANTHER!!♥♥♥

    – Sally Omar

  • Jonice
    Joniceover 3 years ago

    Wouldn’t it be neat if the trees could talk. Oh what stories they could tell. Awesome Sally!

  • Oh, what amazing stories they could tell! Thank you! ♥♥♥

    – Sally Omar

  • LoveWitness
    LoveWitnessover 3 years ago

    wow! this is excellent work! inspired!

  • Thank you so much! Love the beauty, strength and knowledge of trees! ♥♥♥

    – Sally Omar

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