©2019 Susan Noyes Anderson
I saw this brave little tree today,
pushing her way through a stump of wood.
She lifted my heart in such a way
that a rush of grief was held at bay,
yielded to truth and a greater good.
What seemed an ending was now less clear.
Death set its stage in the dried-up stump,
but a bright green sprig of hope and cheer
recast the scene in a light less drear,
giving my spirits a welcome bump.
No final tale should ever be told
of you or me, of tree or flower.
The cycle continues, brave and bold,
a promise secured in days of old.
All that dies shall arise by God’s power.
“The perfect orchestration of the symphony of life is one of the Creator’s greatest and most beautiful miracles.” – Suzy Kassem