Give Them Life

Give Them Life
Maisy Mansell-Warren

Give them
life!
Give those trees
the life,
the
meaning of living.
Give it to them,
pour it
upon
their leaves,
let it run
over
their branches,
that will rise to the
sky in blessed,
overwhelmed
joy and
gratitude.

Might it
fall down,
roll across
the
majestic, solid trunk,
leave
marks
along
its sinews and
stretches of wood filled with
silent power.

Might it
drip slowly
down into the
parched
soil
and be breathed
into rasping
roots.
Be pulled
up
back into its rejoicing insides
and spread across
tiny
junctures of the green leaves
and flowering
buds.

May it be
exhaled back into our air,
flowing
and
swirling
like soft, green steam.
And
may
we
breathe it in, and
may we
be given also
the power and
the strength
of those
trees,
but may we not use it for ourselves,
but to give
back to
the nature and
emerald sparks
that
kindle our lives.
Give it to them.

 

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