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Willow Tree

Shannon is a passionate individual whose feelings and thoughts tend spill onto the pages, often in the form of poetry and sometimes essays.


Willow Tree

Stand tall, my friend

You are like a willow that bends

Though your branches may shake

When the storm winds blow

And you may feel the earth beneath you quake

Stand strong as you continue to grow

Even a crooked willow will thrive

How could it not when it knows only how to survive

It can never be mistaken for weak

Because even when it weeps it reveals

A beauty that is majestic and unique

There is little else that appeals

Quite like the shelter from a wise willow

Quietly sharing beneath its branches all that it knows

A life well-lived with strength and dignity

All because it chose to stand tall and blossom

The love exuded lives on infinitely

And that, my friend, is nothing short of awesome

© 2019 Shannon Henry