Cheryl is a poet, freelance writer, former newspaper columnist, licensed/ordained minister, and founder of two outreach ministries.
This is my personal interpretation of why the willow tree weeps. Enjoy this poem and ponder the possibility that it may be true. Although there is no actual proof it is believed that willow branches were used to whip Christ.
Willow sighed as her branches cut 39 lashes into his flesh
And trembled when blood ran from His crown of thorns
As His hands and feet were being nailed to the cross
She bent ever so slightly and began to mourn
When He cried "It is finished" and gave up His life
The tree fell forward because of His suffering and pain
Willow will continue to bow low and weep
Until the day He returns to the earth again
© 2019 Cheryl E Preston