by Mari McKee
What a tree might say if it could talk
|June 2016 Poetry Contest
1st place: "A Tree for Every Season (114 word count)"
A Tree for Every Season (114 word count)
What a tree might say if it could talk,
“I can lend you a soft place to fall
for I have many leaves,
I can lend you a place to stand tall
for I have many branches."
"But, I willingly gave you an enduring love for me,
which began with your joyful climbing and swinging,
in the Spring of your life
as a child."
"Now you sit in your rocking chair and gaze
at my beautiful silhouette,
when I am leafless and covered by snow,
in the Winter of your life
as an old man.”
My old oak tree said these things to me,
without ever saying a word.