My Family Tree

You stand tall with your branches wide
Supporting life
Mother Nature, like all mothers,
How admirable you are.

Your thousands of leaves
Are the thousand memories I treasure with my family,
Always growing new ones
And dropping bad ones.

Your rich green summer hues
Remind me of the laughters we share
Over the silly dinner table jokes
And clumsy skiing stories.

Your earthy smell
Reminds me of our travels over the globe
From the cosy camping trips
To the blissful beachy walks.

Your strong trunk rooted into the ground
Reminds me of the strength of our bond
Unwavering and trusting
Regardless of the weather.

We sit and marvel at you
Watching you slowly flourish,
And as you grow
Your neighbouring trees grow too
Creating a beautiful harmony.


Published in The Gentian https://thegentian.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/the-gentian-issue-3-family.pdf