Sunday, December 19, 2010

tree of faith (for dorina alexander)

took up roots in the land
of sunshine and smiles
her voice that of a songbird
a heart that stood as wide as the horizon
she was
willing to let her spirit tell the story
within the whisper of leaves
willing to bare her soul so
you can see the rings
her life left behind
i recall all of those times
her hugs enveloped me
how they gave me shade and shelter
like windswept branches
and she bore beautiful fruit
that stretched across years
even after her going home
see she was
more than my grandmother
she was
that tree of love and faith
and the seed of her strength
lies in my heart

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