Friday, May 17, 2019

Be As A Tree - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Men will try you

Some unjustly

Some with justice

Naught will come of it

For they have no authority

No real power

For they are as leaves upon the grass

Fallen from above

Dry and devoid of life

Waiting to be blown about by whatever wind crosses their path

Aimlessly drifting

Never finding a home

Be as the tree

Strong and firmly attached to the Earth

With deep roots which extract nourishment from below

And limbs and branches and leaves which reach to the heavens


Be as the trees

Patient, strong and stable

Communing with Heaven and Earth

Unconcerned by events around them

Knowing that even in death

They will continue to nourish the Earth


Serve a purpose


Long after they are gone

©  2019    M.N. Hopkins

Note:   This poem was inspired and written in a free verse style of poetry yesterday and published for the first time on my blog today, the 17th of May,  2019.

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Magnus said...

I like the poem! Inspiring
Thanks for sharing!
Have a lovely week ahead!
Kindest regards

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello Magnus:

You are very welcome and a great week ahead for you also.

Kindest regards,