The Tree of Life

Sometimes bogged down in the mire
caught among the roots
we dwell in that chill of dark
content that this is what it is
to live our preordained destiny.

But our fate is ours by birth-right

If we own nothing at all
we do own the choices we make.

The tree of life stands tall
but what dreams may come if we
choose to climb.

I refuse to live amid those
cold dark roots
by hook or by crook I’m climbing its
trunk, all of its limbs and
cut, bruised or bleeding, will
scramble my way to the top
Nothing will keep me
from seeing the stars.

We sometimes disappoint daily
fail to do what’s right
the Creator never has nor, does.

We’re given brand new days for each
of us to try again.
We can choose to make the
same mistakes and remain
exactly where we are in place
but, that is not for me
I’ll be busy climbing
that tree of life
(if we love it)
what choice do we have
but to follow where it leads.


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Shared with dVersePoets Poetics: It’s a matter of Choice

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

22 thoughts on “The Tree of Life”

  1. learning from choices is a big part of making choices, glad you included it here, something I’ve always believed myself, and can’t believe It never came to me when writing my piece, so really glad you covered that aspect here. Great write. Thanks

  2. This was like a step by step motivating piece on what to aspire for in life. That the more u will fall the more u have to get back up and get to what u r meant to have. This life might be brutal but in all aspects it still depends on our own choices we make in this life for us to proceed and move forward.
    Since our last chat about the self and the poem I read about you. I’ve let a lot of positive energy flow into my life and slowly I am healing.

  3. Just beautiful..the determination in this and the positive outlook on making personal choices that can lead us to the light.. Love this..

  4. Yes…we must climb that tree because you have to go out on a limb, take a risk and enjoy the best fruit…it’s the only choice really! Very inspirational poem!

  5. Bren, you are right. We do own the choices we make. That is one thing that we can own even if we have little else. I enjoyed your perspective greatly.

  6. So uplifting and inspirational… I especially like the last stanza.

  7. Sick of these cold, dark roots, Bren…this might have been the kick I needed to start my climb…fantastic write!

  8. True, yes, but sometimes hard to like the offered choices – of course, most of the time what’s hard is to SEE them. Wonderfully thoughtful. k.

  9. by hook and crook i am climbing…that is the way to go bren…dont settle for the roots…just make sure they are firm ….we do own our choices and in that we will find our destiny…

  10. yep…i’ll be busy, climbing that tree of life as well….

    ..If we own nothing at all
    we do own the choices we make…you have no idea how much i love this…

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