With quiet dignity

Standing as a refuge

For those who flock to you.

You are shelter,


A place for us to


Rooted in reality and

Reaching to the sky,

You remind me that

An acorn has to


Before it can


Hey, guys! It’s been a busy summer at Camp Gilead, so this is a poem I wrote in April on the prompt “A Tree.” I look forward to reconnecting with you all after the end of this last week of camp!!


5 Replies to “Trees”

  1. The last line of the poem – an acorn has to die to thrive – is oddly mysterious and deep.

    Welcome back (almost)! I’ve missed reading your fun, slice-of-life posts.

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    1. Thank you!! The acorn line came from John 12:24 “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” Which is such a profound concept!
      Aww, thank you! I’m glad to be back! I’ll try to start posting slightly more regularly before I leave for Ohio on August 1.
      I liked the freedom being off of social media gave me, though, so I’ve been pruning the blogs I follow and how much time I put into other people’s blogs, so I might have missed some good posts. 😦 But I’m trying to catch up a bit. 🙂


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