The Elder One…

Elder one

The elder one….

Succinct…

rigid…

Unbending…

Alone….

Season after season…

 Of standing up to the wind,

and rain…

sun,

and sadness….

And now tired…

Oh, so very weary….

Wishing of a time…

To just lie down…

And droop to the ground…

and save up enough energy…

for whatever happens…

In the lives…

Beyond

This one…

—————-

David L. Whitman 04/17/2013

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14 thoughts on “The Elder One…

  1. Beautiful story of tree. It struggles with time and with everything what day or night brings. It looks like tree wants to give up and just rest but like in our lives we can rest just a little bit then we have to find last atom of our energy and move on to the new dawn. Like both poem and pic.

  2. Very nice your poem David, dedicated tree! I love it! Since trees can always learn a life lesson, if we look carefully and in their depth!
    Picture is beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Warm wishes, David! Regards, Stefania! 🙂

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