September 15, 2016 at 12:43 am #2800MARCIA KOSTERKAKeymaster
How fully do you notice everything in your environment and how thoroughly do you understand the importance of things we see every day as a part of our lives?
WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU SEE A TREE
I was bent over one day, down on one knee,
In the shade of the great and enormous tree.
While tying my shoe and whistling a tune,
In the early evening, of a warm day in June.
I laid down my lunch, and a book I had brought,
Then paused for a moment, and sunk into thought.
Going back in time, in the memory of a child,
With a mountain of leaves, in the yard then piled.
In the midst of all that fun, who stops to wonder,
About those leaves, now scattered here to yonder.
A tree is a tree, it seems it was always there.
If it were gone tomorrow, who’s going to care?
Some of them are beautiful, yet some are plain.
They provide cool shade or shelter you in the rain.
They do make nice pictures, to hang on the wall,
The leaves are awesome, as they turn in the fall.
They get in the way, when we need to build a road,
For the sake of progress, we cannot be slowed.
If ever asked, what do you see when you see a tree?
After giving it thought, I hope we can agree?
Where the beauty lies, in this great creation,
As we observe these wonders, across our nation.
Would the pioneers, have lived in a cave,
Without those trees, and the wood they gave,
To build their cabin, with a warm fire inside,
Or provide the squirrels, a safe place to hide?
Can you count the things, that are made from a tree,
Try naming a few and you’ll most surely agree,
That the true beauty, is in the tree as it stands,
With its trunk and feet, and its arms and its hands.
As it shades over you, while you tie your shoe,
Take time for a tribute, that is long past due.
Observe what you’ve seen, and give this thought,
It only took a minute, for what your eye has caught.
Now when you observe, don’t ever grow tired,
Give thanks to the Creator, who should be admired.
For when He made this, it came from His heart,
To make for all of us, this fine piece of art.
They’re spread all around, for us all to see.
So, what do you see, when you see a tree?
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