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I'm Just a Tree
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By Linda T. Reich
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I'm Just a Tree

I don't know what all this fuss is about,
I'm just a tree
.

Why you cut me down and carried me home,
I'm just a tree.

Why I have to wear all these strange embellishments,
I'm just a tree.

I'm used to giving shade, housing birds,
I'm just a tree.

But here I stand in the middle of your room,
I'm just a tree.

Being the center of attention,
I'm just a tree.

All the focus is on me,
I'm just a tree.

It was one of us they used to make a cross,
A hanging place for a willing, loving Savior,
I'm just a tree.

The One you should have as the center of attention,
The One to focus on,
The One who came down to man
To free him from his sin
And give him hope and a heavenly home.

He is the One who came and is to come,
He is the One worthy of all of this attention,
He is the One,
I'm just a tree.


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Submitted: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014

About the Poet
I am a Christian wife, mother, and grandma of five, including twin granddaughters. I love to write poetry, take nature photos, and collect buttons. I have close to 30,000 buttons. I am retired after more than 30 years of senior care including 13 years working with Alzheimers residents. I've been writing poetry (like my mom) since I was little. I still have my first poem. It was in a card I gave to my dad. As an adult I prayed for the gift of encouragement and poetry. I think it's so important to encourage others in their faith and also unbelievers. God has brought me through so much and I am thankful for my salvation. I asked Jesus into my heart and have never regretted a single moment. It was a true blessing when 3 of my poems where published. One in a local newspaper and two in different magazines. You can also find me on my facebook page at Whispers of Hope/Linda T. Reich where I post short devotionals, my nature photos and poems. Thank you. ♥


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