SYMPATHY POEMS: “The tree that spoke” by Trina Graves


The Tree That Spoke

Oh, the things I have felt
For over a hundred years
From bountiful joys of nature
To the sorrow of human tears

When I was first planted here
There wasn’t much else around
A field of grass, some trees like me
A few upright stones on the ground

As I grew tall and strong
Yielding as each season passed
The people came and went
Always mournful and downcast

My wisdom grew with time
As my roots delved into the Earth
I also connected to the sun above
All-That-Is pronounced my worth

The ever-flowing abundant life
Birds, foliage, butterflies, bees
Most people never-ever noticed
Oh, please! BEHOLD us trees

We are the inherent Guardians of Earth
Filtering and providing more than they see
The original network, our roots underground
We may seem static, but we are truly free

The empty field that once surrounded my youth
Is now filled with hundreds of stones
Becoming more ornate over the years
But still, just mark the position of bones

I absorb the waves of sadness that flow
From the people visiting a stone
If they let me, I can help them
For we are One and never alone

I sense the Spirit of their loved one
They block the energy by thinking them gone
My leaves whisper the truth on the breeze
‘They are beside you, they do live on’ 

Trina Graves (July 2018)

(Posted with permission from the author)


The Tree That Spoke - sympathy poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live ByPhoto is where I sat to write this poem


6 Comments Add yours

  1. this is a very thought provoking poem. thank you and God bless the trees.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you Michele! Trina will be happy to hear this. Yes, bless our dear trees!!! 🙂 Amira


  3. Trina says:

    Yes, Amira I am, thank you Michele for your interesting comment.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. LindaP says:

    How beautiful and comforting! Your prospective Trina on the simplest things is truly a spiritual gift from above! God bless you! Love to you and Amira!

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    1. Trina says:

      Thank you, one of my favourite quotes is: I aspire to inspire before I expire (unknown), so I am overjoyed that you and others are finding comfort and inspiration from my poems.
      Love, Light & Blessings to and your loved ones


  5. I love that quote Trina! That will be my mantra! Thanks once again 🙂

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