Be The Tree #poem

This is a beautiful and so very wise poem by Didi Oviatt. Trees are a wonderful metaphor for strength of purpose in good times and bad. So, “Be The Tree”! Thank you, Didi, for sharing!

Didi Oviatt

Warped are the roots, yet tall’s the old tree,

What hides beneath the surface is strength, you see.

Stronger with age, finds growth through the muck,

The path of each finger searching sustenance, not luck.

It either moves or it crushes some rocks in their way,

Or it tunnels around, finds other places to stay.

The tree trusts in its roots as they move at snails pace,

It’s not a competition, a judgement, or race.

Limbs grow tall, stretch out find potential,

The sun as their guide, giving love, shining light.

The journey’s individualized, beautiful, unique,

So trust in your roots… be strong, be the tree.


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Karen DeMers Dowdall

Karen DeMers Dowdall was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. She has lived in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and England. Karen has a PhD, MSN, BSN, RN in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. “Books of every genre teach us about life, how we think, and view the world." She has written poems and little short stories since she was a child. Karen loves art, she enjoys drawing, painting in oils, pastels, colored pencils, and doing portraiture. She has also taken ballet, Jazz, and modern dance since she was three years old and owned her own dance studio.

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