Thursday, March 9, 2006

Unconditional Love

"You were created to be completely loved and to be completely lovable for your whole life."
Deepak Chopra
 
                           
                                                                                             Klimt- Mother & Child
 
 
THE GIVING TREE

Once there was a giving tree who loved a little boy.
And everyday the boy would come to play
Swinging from the branches, sleeping in the shade
Laughing all the summer’s hours away.
And so they love,
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

But soon the boy grew older and one day he came and said,
"Can you give me some money, tree, to buy something I’ve found?"
"I have no money," said the tree, "Just apples, twigs and leaves."
"But you can take my apples, boy, and sell them in the town."
And so he did and
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

But soon again the boy came back and he said to the tree,
"I’m now a man and I must have a house that’s all my home."
"I can’t give you a house" he said, "The forest is my house."
"But you may cut my branches off and build yourself a home"
And so he did.
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

And time went by and the boy came back with sadness in his eyes.
"My life has turned so cold," he says, "and I need sunny days."
"I’ve nothing but my trunk," he says, "But you can cut it down
And build yourself a boat and sail away."
And so he did and
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

And after years the boy came back, both of them were old.
"I really cannot help you if you ask for another gift."
"I’m nothing but an old stump now. I’m sorry but I’ve nothing more to give"
"I do not need very much now, just a quiet place to rest,"
The boy, he whispered, with a weary smile.
"Well", said the tree, "An old stump is still good for that."
"Come, boy", he said, "Sit down, sit down and rest a while."
And so he did and
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

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12 comments:

mom23nca said...

Both the picture and the poem are wonderful.

sugarsweet056 said...

Lovely entry!!!!
God Bless,
SUGAR

my78novata said...

what a special poem

ally123130585918 said...

What a beautiful Poem ~ and the Graphic is lovely ~ Ally

lazarai said...

Shel Silverstein ROCKS!! Always has....

;) Carol

randlprysock said...

This is an incredible entry.  Thank you so much for sharing this.  Wow.  Makes me really think.  Hugs,
Lisa

sdoscher458 said...

Loved it. Told so well...Sandi

samnsmile5 said...

Love the quote!   I have always love "The Giving Tree" ~ thanks for sharing that today!!  :)
Michele

queeniemart said...

Beautiful poem and beautiful graphic.
Love,lisa

delela1 said...

I've always enjoyed the words of Deepak.  Beautiful poem.
Dona
http://journals.aol.com/delela1/BlueSkiesandGentleBreezes

gabreaelinfo said...

What a nice post.

Gabreael

http://gabreaelsbodymindandspirit.blogspot.com/

tschamberland said...

I absolutely love this story.  Each of my son's has it in hardcover.  Timeless and full of moral character.  Shel Silverstein is one of the most wonderful writers in my opinion.  

Tammy
http://LifeLiveItOrMissOut.blogspot.com