Tuesday, June 21, 2011
As a poet (only aware after becoming disabled) my words tend to flow easier for me only in a poem. For this month’s blog, I was suffering Bloggers “block"….but then an idea came to me after talking to Dianalynn Varin (owner of Crafted Elegance) about how her business will grow, for it is a “Love Tree”. My emphasis was that in her walk to provide us, the disabled, a way to fulfill a purpose and still make an income was pure love! As more of us reach out to others, more branches grow. I asked Dianalynn since I was having Blogger’s “block”, if it was OK for me to write a poem. A few days later this poem just flowed out.
The Love Tree
The roots take seed
In ways we need
To work our way above the ground
Then off to receive sight and sound
The trunk of a tree is like the soul
Finding the path that makes us whole
Find a branch to reach out
Then in turn branches will begin to shout
I’m here for you as you grow!
Helping during any high and low!
The fruit your tree bears
Is sweet and nothing compares!
How remarkable to see the tree over time
With bright leaves in green and lime
It glows among others in the big forest
Beginning a desire to be the ultimate best
Love is a beautiful tree of giving
Branching out, and making others sing
Giving a heart to branch out and receive
Collecting together because we believe
My tree of love is always here
Asking you to take care
Be my friend not my enemy
For peace is my gift to you and me
Look around your tree
Do you have what your heart can see?
Dare to spread your branches far and wide
You will see that your love tree is right inside
I have climbed through many trees wavering
I found love can only be received, after giving
If I first love what my tree can be
Only then can others branch to my love tree
Crafted Elegance is an on-line marketplace that sells high quality, homemade crafts created by disabled individuals. Please take a moment when you can and visit CraftedElegance.org. This business is one of great opportunities for both those interested in craft products and for those needing a place to demonstrate their beautiful abilities through their art.