This Tree
Author: Toni D


this tree we've grown into,
branched out and full
has held together and stood firm
in its own roots
surrounded by the soil of love
and a mother's earth
a mother's love and
a grandmother's heartbeat


and these leaves we've been
hanging onto her
hanging around her skin
let go and
with the wind

and that tree we were
will never be complete
without her heartbeat
without her

and we'll stem out
and branch until we bloom
and that tree we we're
will flower pretty soon

------- Author's Notes -------

Our family lost our Mama, she was our tree our Rose and we died with her in some places But her roots and love will not fail us and we will not fail her...


Comments on this poem/writing:

joyce Ivy ( -- Thursday, November 18 2004, 06:16 pm


yes our love is so strong
even with my mama gone
instilled in our heart was a love
now my mother is free as a dove
she still blooms today
even though she went away
in our heart she will live
in our words that we give
our roots still stand strong
with our father, for he's not gone
with every heartbeat in my chest
I know my mother can finally rest....

She loved us all Dani...great poem...
Jenny ( -- Saturday, November 20 2004, 07:11 am

Beautiful Poem

Love it!!!!! Love you Girl...You both express it so well...
toni d ( -- Tuesday, November 30 2004, 11:43 am

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thankss again joyce and jenn ya
joyce ivy ( -- Thursday, December 16 2004, 05:32 pm


came back to read again. we do stand strong and we will bloom again in time. lovely poem. your words mean so much. very nicely written also. all my love. Aunt joycee
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