Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 17,877 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

A Tree Speaks Out! - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

I’m born from seed within the earth,
That’s watered by the sky;
And once the sun bathed me with heat,
Lo! I’m a seedling made.

I drink by roots that prop like feet,
And breathe through leafy pores;
I cook my food in green ‘kitchens’;
God’s love helps me to grow.

And I can feel like any man;
I give all - breeze and shade;
I give myself to men and beasts;
Why then, they destroy me?

May be, like men I can’t reason,
But I can never sin;
I am a dumb creature of God;
A soul, He never gave!

But I don’t fight and I can’t kill,
And I don’t steal, tell lies;
I do my duty as God bids;
I’ll praise Him on ‘LAST DAY’!

Copyright by Dr John Celes

Comments about A Tree Speaks Out! by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

  • (6/23/2007 9:16:00 PM)

    Who really knows what things that don't have souls feel like, but you really captured me here. I now wonder what other things in nature feel like. CAPTIVATING PIECE OF WORK! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • (8/28/2006 6:52:00 AM)

    This is an innocent poem. It seemed to me as if the baby plant was talking to me. (Report) Reply

  • (5/11/2006 9:03:00 PM)

    yes... they do praise God!

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  • (4/19/2006 11:12:00 AM)

    I've been accused of loving trees more than people... I absolutely love
    this poem.

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  • (4/7/2006 4:03:00 AM)

    What a wonderful poem, the way that you have used the expressions in this is
    brilliant.For each there is a purpose.
    You are very tallented, love Duncan
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  • (4/3/2006 2:16:00 PM)

    What a clever verse! I myself am passionate about green growing things (I work in the gardening field) . I think trees are an example of God's most magnificent work.
    I think this is exactly what they might say if they could.
    Nice work!
    Blessings! -TGR(Theresa)
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  • (1/12/2006 1:26:00 PM)

    This is a charming poem. it flows with music as well as meaning.Trees bring pleasure to the eyes and comfort for the soul..


    Sandra Fowler
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 25, 2004

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 8, 2005

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