Timeless Sojourn

The trees of life have eclipsed the wood,

Protecting what ought not be saved,

Saving what ought to be sighted,

Committing dedication but missing the wood.


A plethora of trees breathe life into us,

Beckoning us-Singing songs of wedded glory,

Some are separate dirges- best kept away,

After a solemn urging for a brief lapse.


Moods come and go with the whimsical wind,

Few are well grounded to sustain the storm,

Others swing for a breeze and to their fancy,

And are shortlived by their wild gestures.


Disaster strikes- a fire breaks out balefully,

Panic is more widespread than the fire,

The wood now looks bigger than the trees,

Flames are everywhere but sadly everyone’s rooted.


The mind’s eye has now broadened its horizons,

For it’s now opened itself to the bigger picture,

The roots are left behind for an indelible past,

The wood can be seen-and it’s too late.


5 responses

  1. I am a huge tree-lover, so this poem really spoke to me. I could feel the panic as fire broke out……well done! So nice to see you posting at Poets United.

    April 15, 2012 at 4:49 pm

  2. a wise and mindful poem… sometimes we allow our roots to dig down and hold fast to the wrong sort of soil.

    April 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

  3. good one! very often we see the big picture only hwen a fire breaks out!

    April 16, 2012 at 9:27 am

  4. Wise words – we often can’t see the woods for the trees for we fail to look…

    Anna :o]

    April 19, 2012 at 9:57 am

  5. Well written and thought provoking. It’s quite true that sometimes we don’t see what’s going on around us because we are so focused on our situation or worse we don’t see anything; we always say we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it, but sometimes we burn the bridge and have no way of crossing over. We have to climb out of our situation and rise above it and see what might be ahead for us and plan wisely. Enjoyed reading this. Be blessed.

    April 21, 2012 at 8:01 am

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