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If Trees Could Talk
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By Christine Tate
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If Trees Could Talk

In a tree-lined garden
the gardener overheard
small talk among the trees
but did not speak a word.

A weeping willow sobbed,
"just like the cherry tree,
I wish I had pink blossoms
for everyone to see!

"I beg your pardon dear",
the cherry tree said.
"I'd rather be an apple tree
with sweet apples instead."

A birch tree was eavesdropping
and interrupted as they spoke,
"I've news for both of you,
I'd prefer to be an oak."

The gardener thought to himself,
"my trees have gone mad,
to hear them complain 
is really quite sad."

From the corner of the garden
was heard a little sound,
"I'm grateful I'm a small pine
planted firmly in the ground."

The gardener broke his silence
and asked the small pine,
"why is it you're not disgruntled
in this garden of mine?"

The small pine quickly answered,
"I have only one aspiration,
to be the best small pine
in all of God's creation."

"God made me this way
I'm happy and free
to grow in your garden
for as long as can be."

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Submitted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

About the Poet
Christian since 1973, widowed in 2007, but by the divine appt. of God, I married a wonderful, godly widower in Oct. 2010. Three grown, married sons and eight grandchildren. My first love is Jesus who inspires my pen, for apart from Him I can do nothing! I desire to honor the Lord and edify readers thru poetry He inspires.

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