"Faith of a Dreamer" by ChieuMua click here for source
Linking with The Sunday Muse for Muse # 28
and Imaginary Gardens for The Tuesday Platform
brought to us by the lovely Sanaa
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The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson
We should not burn a bridge that we never even crossed
Nor should we build something bigger when something better will be lost
But really it is about the act of doing you see life is a leap of faith
We have to sweat a little if we want to make something great
We must get our hands dirty and plant a garden or a tree
Get off that comfortable sofa and truly live what we believe
Making a difference is not just for the other guy
It is a mission that is yours and it is a mission that is mine
For in the name of progress it seems so much has been lost
And we should not build something bigger when something better will be lost.
This is dedicated to all the trees that have been cut down in the name of progress. What a sad story it truly is. I have always loved trees and felt they have a magnificent presence all around us. In fact, the first poem I ever wrote was about a tree when I was 11 years old. Yes, trees are dear to me, and since we recently celebrated arbor day, it felt fitting to write this. The sad thing is I have never actually planted a tree with my own bare hands. I work right inside a botanic garden center. They gave out little trees for arbor day, and I have one now. So guess what? I am going to plant a tree. Little steps they say. I am going to get my hands dirty and make beautiful shade for my great great grandchildren.