The Weeping Willow That I Lay Beneath And Question

The Great Weeping Willow
The Great Weeping Willow

The weeping of the willow I do hear

I can feel the fresh cool moisture of its daily tears fall upon me as I lay here.

I am made to ponder all that I see and hear from the weeping of the willow tree.

With a trunk so strong and veins that seem to run so deep.

The willow sweeps the ground in the blowing of the wind.

I’m in closed about underneath the willow where I lay.

As I lay starring up into the sky,

The willow is weeping I do not know why.

I ask dear willow; why do you weep?

I weep for the generation that is still asleep.

I weep for you,

I pray you seek GOD daily in prayer.

I weep for the poor that have no voice.

I weep for the ones who have made the wrong choice.

Yes Willow I understand you’re cry.

I understand your firm stands but…..

Hush my dear child do not interrupt me.

I’m answering your questions and your plea.

My branches do carry a great weight.

But yet still,

They sweep the ground with great faith

There is no faith in my trunk are in the deepness of my veins.

I weep in praise before God’s mighty throne.

I weep for those with a hearty heart but yet not humble.

You ask me, why do I weep?

I weep from days and years gone by.

Voices of the fore Fathers still ring in my leaves.

My weeping falls upon the floor of God’s great throne room.

My weeping drops aromas of lavender before God’s feet.

My weeping makes you wonder and to realize that I’m not asleep.

Dear child you ask me why I weep?

I have no need of nothing

I drink from waters of deep.

The birds come to me for shelter.

I am planted here for keep

To perform my duty that is to weep.

©2010-05-22(Sharon Smith)

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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Oliversmum thank for your graceful comment and visit to my hub.

Gog Bless and Peace!

Sharon Smith


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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

SwiftlyClean. Hi. What a wonderful inspiring poem.

The wording is beautiful. You are so very talented.

I do love to read others poetry.

The photo of the Weeping Willow is magnificent.

Thank you for sharing your talent with us. :) :)


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello and thanks Coolmon2009.I'm really thinking about.The time will come.

Peace and Blessing!

Sharon Smith


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Beautiful poem, you should try to publish some of your poems. As always I enjoy your poetry :)


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello schoolgirlforreal,thanks for your visit and graceful comment.

Peace to you!

Sharon Smith


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schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago from USA

Swiftly-

very nicely done :) I like how you mentioned it obeys God as animals do too, very symbolic and inspirational and deep! A good message is there for those who read it.


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello masmasika,

Thanks for your visit and your graceful comment.

Peace and Blessings!

Sharon Smith


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello Suny51 thanks for your visit and comment,My willow is not sad by any means,But in rememberance of all things.I will only say that if it has touched the intermost deepest part of you. Well I know for sure you have a heart to think and pray daily.

God Bless!

Peace be unto you! (as Jesus spoke)

Sharon Smith


masmasika 6 years ago

Beautiful poem.


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suny51 6 years ago

Hello SwiftlyClean -why dont you visit my pages you will find smiling and laughing trees,a lots of them.cheer-up now.and yes my trees pray daily.


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Oh Thanks for your visit to my hubs,I am really glad to meet you.

Just remember all things have the life that God gave from the beginning.

I'm glad you enjoyed reading.

Peace!:)

Sharon Smith


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green tea-cher 6 years ago

Wow, Swiftly, I always thought the weeping willow was a beautiful tree, but now I will see it in a whole new light. Thank-you for your beautiful poem.


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello skye2day,I am very humble to all of your comment.Thanks and may the blessing of God be with you my friend.

Love and Peace to you as well!

Thanks for the correction!:)

Peace and Love!

Sharon Smith


skye2day 6 years ago

swiftly clean Wow awesome awesome hub. I love this. You my friend are annointed. This is the most beautiful poem I think I have read. I have read many that I love, but this is truth in words expressed with the love of the Lord. If I were a publisher I would pick this up today. Keep on swiftly. I pray this reach's many because it touch's the soul. It did mine anyway. Wowzer. Love it. Thank You for

sharing. Love n Hugs

Check my new hub ready to fight the fight.

There is a misspell, moister. I think you mean moisture.(-;


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello MaryRenee,Thanks for reading and leaving a graceful comment.

God Bless and Peace!

Sharon Smith


MaryRenee 6 years ago

That was beautiful Sharon :)


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Charlie,

for your love and peace to me.Thanks for your graceful comment.

God bless and send you Love and Peace!

Sharon Smith


ralwus 6 years ago

God speaks to us in many ways. I have heard his wee voice on the Zephyr. Beautiful pome darlin'. Charlie, much love and peace to you.


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello and Thanks naillmarkey for stopping by my hub to read and leave a comment.

Glad you enjoyed it.

Peace!

Sharon Smith


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niallmarkey 6 years ago from New York

Wonderful poem! Enjoyed reading it.


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello Micky Dee,Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment for me.

Blessings and Peace!

Sharon Smith


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Great writing as always SwiftlyClean!


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

hello 2besure, Yes the Willow stands so noble. Thanks for your visit and nice comment.

God bless!

Sharon Smith


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

There is something very powerful and mystical about a weeping willow. Very beautiful work.


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello epigramman, your graceful comment is such a blessing to me as well as my writings.may good thoughts and God's Blessings be with you always.

I can only Image the tree in your front yard and the lake as well.Oh my what would I write then if I was there.Only God Knows.

God Bless!

Sharon Smith


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epigramman 6 years ago

lovely is the word of the day!!!

Your poetic thoughts have a serene dignity which caress my willing mind. I am comforted and will keep thinking good thoughts because of it.

By the way I have a willow in my front yard which is over 55 years old!! And I live 100 feet across the road from Lake Erie!


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks heart4theword,I'm glad you stopped in.

God Bless!

Sharon Smith


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

This poem truely is beautiful:) Love those trees!


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SwiftlyClean 6 years ago from Texas Author

Justom,

Vampgyrl420,

Duchess Oblunt,

oishi,

Thanks to everyone of you that have stopped in to read and leave me a comment it truly means so much to me.It makes me an appreciated writer with peace and love.The Weeping Willow and the Weeping pamosa tree is my two favorites.

Peace and Gods blessing to all!

Sharon Smith


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oishi 6 years ago

Lovely poem, in tune with your theme of peace.


Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

I had to read this because the Weeping Willow is my favorite tree. I'm glad I found it. Very beautiful


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VAMPGYRL420 6 years ago from The Eastern Shore of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, U.S.A.

Beautiful, beautiful Hub, SwiftlyClean!!! :)


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justom 6 years ago from 41042

Beautiful words, you have a gift. Peace!!

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