Tree of Life

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Tree of Life

Post by Tom Watson » Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:47 pm

This bark has no bite…
Wind bent, weather scourged…
Shelters, renews life

Eternity’s tree
Spread shading boughs over me,
Cooling with God’s grace.

Let your roots spread deep,
Firmly grip our souls with love
As you grow in us…

At a time unknown
Gather us to your palace high…
Christ’s millennium.
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"Whispers of Love" a book of poetry expressing love of the heart and spirit is released worldwide on August 11, 2009. Visit my home page at
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Re: Tree of Life

Post by jeannerené » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:28 pm

Tom,

I found this a deeply moving poem...and superbly written in both form and message...
... and his words purge up and outward,
expelled and onward through desert dust swallowed,
sands he says that gorge on simple sensibilities.
And, now he spits fragments, grit, extended vowels and elongated syllables
over cracked lips. Their sounds fall
piling round his boots…
~ jeannerené

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Re: Tree of Life

Post by Tom Watson » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:19 am

Thank you Jeanne. Your comments are always appreciated.

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Re: Tree of Life

Post by Squawk » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:55 pm

Yeah that's an interesting one. Definitely needs a few reads.

But the picture I finally got was of a person with a tree growing out their mouth and lights shining all over the place.
I lost what I found.

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Re: Tree of Life

Post by Tom Watson » Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:09 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Squawk, your squawking quawks me up....LOL...thanks for the laugh and comment.


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Re: Tree of Life

Post by bags123 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:13 am

Eloquently said my friend. :bow:
I prefer to keep an open mind,....but not so much that my brains fall out.- Carl Sagan
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Re: Tree of Life

Post by Tom Watson » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:17 am

Thank you Bags123..
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Re: Tree of Life

Post by Tom Watson » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:38 am

My Christmas tree..Merry Christmas!
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