Forsaken

I used to write poetry all the time.  Digging through more of my stashed hoarding stuff I finally found the poems I had been looking for for a while.  During a discussion with my mom back in 1996 we discussed her fascination with dead trees.  After that discussion I started looking at these trees and started seeing the beauty of their stark branches.  Knowing how much I used to write, she asked me to write her a poem about a dead tree.  I wrote the following poem June 19,1996.

Oh Dear Lord,

*

Why have you forsaken me?

I stand here with my branches

stretched to the sky

bowed down in praise.

*

All gray and still

no more fruit to bare.

The joys of life

have disappeared.

*

All stark branches with

no life to see, I wish

Dear Lord to be what

I once used to be.

*

To rejoice in your magnificent

power and praise you with

summer blooms.

*

Dear Lord – Forsake me no longer!

Dead Trees 5/2/2012

Dead Trees, photo taken 5/2/2012

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  1. Char Campbell
    May 15, 2014 @ 00:37:02

    Hi I was going to put a commet on but as usual I couldn’t figure it out. I had it all wrote. I still haven’t  seen a box with quilt in it. I have been cutting out blocks so hope I can work on some during the summer Jarret had a cateract removed last Monday. Doing fine. Thats all the news here. Love ya, Mom

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    • CharleneMcD
      May 15, 2014 @ 08:15:12

      Hey Mom, your comment worked. I know, I know. The quilt that never arrived… I was waiting on something that I ordered you way back last year for Christmas. It was out of stock for a really long time. It finally came in a couple weeks ago. Since I was waiting on that I was able to complete your picture too. So all three things will be coming in the same box once I dig the quilt out of the closet. I love you too!

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