I Am The Tree
Erect I stand, strong of will.
Defying the wind, and all nature can swill.
I cast my eyes to take in the scene,
While all around is washed white and serene.
The strength of my roots and courage in my stance,
Will serve me well in life’s new dance.
© Donna Donabella 2014
I am participating in The Personal Photo Challenge hosted by Donna@Cottage Days and Journeys. This month’s challenge is called Trees. I wrote this poem on the first day of my retirement, March 3rd 2014, after over 30 years in public education. It is a testament to my perseverance and what awaits me now in my new life beginning again. I hope you enjoy the poem.
I am also joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog. Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.
Special Note: These trees are from my garden and surrounding my garden. The views I see every fall when trees are at their finest.
All photos were taken on auto mode and processed in iPhoto (so nothing fancy). The collage was made in Fotor.com. The last image was taken in black and white on a foggy autumn morning and processed in PicMonkey.com to add the text and frame.
I leave you with a bit of a sentiment about trees and planting dreams. Feel free to download the photo and share.
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