I've seen you in this barren space
Standing majestically tall,
I've gazed upon your elegance
From winter through to fall.
I thought of you, here all alone,
Then these questions arose in me:
Are you sad? Do you have a friend?
Tell me, please, Lonely Tree.
'Lonely? I cannot say that I am, '
It seems I heard it say,
'For I have lots of company
That visit night and day.
Above, I have the puffy clouds,
The warm sun shining bright;
My arms caress the songbirds
While they‘re resting from their flight.
In darkness, I'm never alone
For so many stars appear
And cradled high in the sky,
The golden moon is always near.
I have the wise old hoot owl,
Night critters that stop by,
The playful fish in the pond,
The sound of a lone wolf's cry.
Music plays through my limbs
When tickled by the breeze;
Crickets and jar-flies serenade
Nature's song in melodious ease.'
I said, 'My friend, you're right,
These things I know are true.
I'm glad I came to this spot
And spent this time with you.
Thanks for this tree perspective
Your words have given me,
How foolish I was to assume
You were just a lonely tree.'
© Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.
Loyd C Taylor Sr
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: loneliness,nature,perspective