Ever Green

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Its magnificence astounds me, as does its grace and majesty. Standing tall and ever green, swaying with the wind

EVER GREEN

By Al Garcia

Its magnificence astounds me, as does its grace and majesty.  Standing tall and ever green, swaying with the wind.  Its roots run deep, its branches reaching to the sky.A masterpiece of creation beyond imagination.  To look and see the span of time that it has glimpsed and know its splendor will still be here long after I am gone, with its secrets never to be told.

There is a grand simplicity to the intricacy of all that thrives to survive.  We share the will to be a part of the entirety that defines the uniqueness of all that blooms and flourishes and prospers.  And yet there lingers beneath the splendor of each moment the captured yearnings of the human mind and soul that seek to break the chain of destiny and of harmony.

And it is through misconceived wars and man-made plights of every kind and type that we betray the splendor that surrounds us, as we consume and devour the magnificence of our lives.

But always left standing in grace and majesty, tall and ever green, swaying with the wind, the silent master of all seasons -- with roots so deep and arms that reach beyond the expanse of time.

Nurtured and sustained by the tortured lives of discontented and disillusioned lives that roam and sprawl beneath its cool and tranquil shade.  It listens to the sounds of love, of hate, of greed and even war, and sees the passion, the fury and the lust that betrays the splendor of each moment and each season, while it weeps and forever keeps the secrets of all that it has seen and heard.

That is the beauty, the splendor and the simplicity of the tree – a masterpiece of creation beyond imagination, and ever green.


Submitted: May 22, 2021

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