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A family of trees

Today I went for a walk
And found a family of trees.
A close-knit community,
Generations of energies.

First clan member I met
Was the wise grandmother.
A spirit that had seen it all,
And knew all and shares it.
Knowledgeable, content,
Unruffled and grounded,
Whose energies washes over
Like a gentle bubbling stream.

Next come the teenager
Newest member to the clan
Who wants to see the world
But goes about it all wrong.
Boundless energies, growing,
Overconfident and forestwise.
His energies drill into me
Like music from a rock concert.

The next two members live
Side by side, separated by
A dusty, well walked lane.
But living worlds apart within
The same space in time.
Sisters, different temperaments,
One who never left home
Other travelled without roots .

Younger Sister, the revolutionary
The one who never laid roots
Whose life revolved around
Drinking, shopping and pampering.
Lustrous, sophisticated, refined
Beverly Hills snob, aristocratic.
Remorseful and nostalgic energies
Yearning for her sisters’ perfect life.

Older Sister, earth mother
To countless weak offspring’s
Busy creating the next generation
Of natural pleasures for us.
Battered, broken, tired, drained
Feeling older than her years
Ironically that the energies
Is also a yearning for another’s life

As I leave the green grove
I feel like a dark stranger
Who staggered onto someone’s
Family celebration at a pub.
And as I become a regular
Hopefully at the next celebration
I’ll be embraced in warm energies
Into the family of trees.

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Comments on: "A family of trees" (3)

  1. Beautiful! I was with you the whole way. A wonderful expression of the moment. x

  2. Reblogged this on octopusdance and commented:
    Such a beautiful piece!

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