Poem 112:(2)

The Walnut Tree Repose

(Continued from Part I)

What the walnut tree shall see
is but a mystery to you and me
Four hundred years of wind and chime
leaves that drift through time

Part II: Two Who Came

I saw the great one falling there
his journey path was through
he left the mortal state
a life to find in heaven’s dew

Of liberty and love
he held fast, but once he lay
he could not stay the hands of wicked men,
spoils they would reap
upon the south, the cold and despair
of a hardened heart, of wounds too deep

Time crossed my path again
As Lincoln lay, a mortal wound would end his day
the pain he carried, all had known
shall pass upon those his guidance rejected

His hands, a heart stayed true
now in heaven’s path lay
these truths we hold true
words my friend did say

Embedded now, marking time
when man began again,
his brother to defend
all this in Abe Lincoln I did see
the great measure of his plea

Some years later so it seems
Another mighty one did arrive
but for his life journey, virtue he betrayed,
in peace he did not strive

Hatred crawled upon his hands,
yea upon all the lands
but to clothe Hitler in honor
I will not do
he engaged the world in war
Now his time is though

His journey upon the earth
marked with scar
though his passing did not last
the seedlings, robins, and all life, he did mar
Yes, his journey now past

(Part III & IV …later)

© 2012 by James Spruell All rights reserved

Originally posted in my old site: utahwhispers

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  1. Lovely! If trees could talk…

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    • ‘if trees could talk’ …what great company they would be 🙂
      Thanks for the kind words!

  2. kdavisfanclub

     /  May 14, 2013

    Wonderful, light and enlightening, I loved this, sir. Kind regards, Kieran (Baldy) 🙂


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