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Sentinel Tree (a poem of inspiration)

Updated on April 18, 2015
There at sunup...dawn's early light...
There at sunup...dawn's early light...
Awaits the evening mists...
Awaits the evening mists...
Stands so tall to guard us all...as by the sunlight kissed...
Stands so tall to guard us all...as by the sunlight kissed...
In freezing weather or coldest rain,,,remains erect just so...
In freezing weather or coldest rain,,,remains erect just so...
Does sway and turn, as cold winds blow..
Does sway and turn, as cold winds blow..
As a bravest soldier..my sentinel friend does show...
As a bravest soldier..my sentinel friend does show...



There is a tree, a lonesome tree,

that is a good friend of mine,

Standing guard, beyond my yard,

in the rain and fine sunshine.


When the winds blow, it does sway,

Gives and takes in the breeze,

In Winter snows and an icy grip,

Its strong limbs refuse to freeze.


In Summer its shade, a welcome rest,

Where I'm cool and sit a while,

Its Springtime blossoms are such delight,

And are always worn in style.


In Fall its leaves, a mixture of reds,

Its brightness so fills the air,

Against blue skies and white fluffy clouds,

Does make my day so fair.


At sunup, it stands to greet the sun,

To start each day anew.

In evening sunsets, graces the sky,

Still standing on guard, so true.


My sentinel friend, this special tree,

Shall never let me down.

In every day, and every way,

It will always be around.


Our sentinel is always on guard, in summer's storms...Winter's snow...
Our sentinel is always on guard, in summer's storms...Winter's snow...

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful poem whonu, anything involving trees is a winner...and the beautiful pics are a bonus.

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      A really fantastic poem, full of wonderful words, a great read, voted up, thank you. Lee

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      What a beautiful constant in your life. Your tree certainly stands above the rest!

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you Lee, Jodah and bravewarrior for your supportive words and inspiration. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Ah, the beautiful and stately tree. Trees help us by creating oxygen, providing living space for animals, and a fine place to rest one's head on a beautiful day. This is a wonderful tribute to nature.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and blessings on this stormy day in June. whonu

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