The Caring Tree

December 1st, 2014 | Posted by Velda in POETRY FOR WOMEN | RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

THE CARING TREE

‘THE CARING TREE’

I am The Caring Tree,

and I have survived the day.

If you climb my branches,

I am afraid I cannot stay.

If you touch me carefully,

you can feel my strength.

If you stand close to me,

you can sense my peace.

You see my body is fragile, 

tender, and very worn.

Each time you stand upon me,

a part of me is torn.

Come close my friend,

feel my strength and peace.

It is a gift I give you,

and it is what I hope to teach.

But please do not climb my branches,

as I wish to stay.

 I would like to remain here,

 for yet another day.

 THE CARING TREE

ALSO ENJOY PLENTY OF SELF-CARE THROUGHOUT DECEMBER!

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Ode to the Woman Within

Ode To The Woman Within

 by Helene Averous

To the woman who carries water to quench my thirst, I bow

To the woman who gave me life, I bow

To the woman who wipes my tears, I bow

To the woman who keeps on feeding my heart, I bow

To the woman who is tender with me, I bow

To the woman who cries, I bow

To the woman who prays, I bow

To the woman who is grateful, I bow

To the woman who suffers, I bow

To the woman who keeps on loving, I bow

To the woman who nurtures my soul, I bow

To the sacred woman, I bow

~Om

Ode To TheWoman Within

when I started loving myself

When I Started Loving Myself by Charlie Chaplin written on his 70th birthday on April 16, 1959 

When I Started Loving MyselfWhen I started loving myself
I understood that I’m always and at any given opportunity
in the right place at the right time.
And I understood that all that happens is right –
from then on I could be calm.
Today I know: It’s called TRUST.

when I started loving myselfWhen I started to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
When I tried to force my desires on this person,
even though I knew the time is not right and the person was not ready for it,
and even though this person was me.
Today I know: It’s called LETTING GO

When I started loving myselfWhen I started loving myself
I could recognize that emotional pain and grief
are just warnings for me to not live against my own truth.
Today I know: It’s called AUTHENTICALLY BEING.

When I started loving myself
when I started loving myselfI stopped longing for another life
and could see that everything around me was a request to grow.
Today I know: It’s called MATURITY.

When I started loving myself
I stopped depriving myself of my free time
and stopped sketching further magnificent projects for the future.
Today I only do what’s fun and joy for me,
what I love and what makes my heart laugh,
in my own way and in my tempo.
Today I know: it’s called HONESTY.

when I started loving myselfWhen I started loving myself
I escaped from all what wasn’t healthy for me,
from dishes, people, things, situations
and from everything pulling me down and away from myself.
In the beginning I called it the “healthy egoism”,
but today I know: it’s called SELF-LOVE.

when I started loving myselfWhen I started loving myself
I stopped wanting to be always right
thus I’ve been less wrong.
Today I’ve recognized: it’s called HUMBLENESS.

When I started loving myself
When I started loving myselfI refused to live further in the past
and worry about my future.
Now I live only at this moment where EVERYTHING takes place,
like this I live every day and I call it CONSCIOUSNESS.

when I started loving myslefWhen I started loving myself
I recognized, that my thinking
can make me miserable and sick.
When I requested for my heart forces,
my mind got an important partner.
Today I call this connection HEART WISDOM.

when I started loving myselfWe do not need to fear further discussions,
conflicts and problems with ourselves and others
since even stars sometimes bang on each other
and create new worlds.
Today I know: THIS IS LIFE!