Friday, January 4, 2013

The Bare, Naked Tree Stood...

Artwork by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
The Bare, Naked Tree Stood...


The Bare, Naked Tree Stood...

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Out in the meadow stands a big, graceful tree
For now, she stands naked without her lush, green leaves
All bare limbs, stretching to the sky

Raindrops lingering on the branches
Glistening like diamonds on a fancy lady
She's still beautiful, this bare... naked tree

One can see 'her', even without her leaves
She stands strong, she's survived
The storms of years gone by

Come a little closer you will see
Into each shiny raindrop
You'll see memories through her time

Memories that are clear as a crystal ball
Look at the bark on her body
See the scars carved in through time

Scars of grief, pain, abuse from long ago
Stand back ... feel deep inside
How she stands there, smiling up at the sky

The big, graceful tree focuses only on the sky
She doesn't look down to see the scars
Left on her body of years gone by

She is waiting... waiting for rain
To make her grow, grow more stronger
For her years to come

To make her older, more graceful
As the years go by
To make people feel love, when they see her

See her as a big, graceful tree
Stripped bare of her seasonal garb
When she is again, clothed in her lush, green leaves

I was reading something interesting.... about writing.  I just tried it to see what would happen ... this is the result.

I was reading 'to just write what comes to mind, let it flow'... I did just that, not giving any thought to what would come next.   The words I read said not to change a thing, just write your words as you thought them... 

I do this anyway, I call it 'getting on a roll'... when words come naturally, when my fingers continue to type as I think... it's like drawing, painting ... my mind 'knows what to do'... as my fingers, hands follow along... I'm always surprised to 'see what happens'... sometimes, I look, feel good about the results.  I 'always knows when I'm finished'... 

Anyway... this is the result, whether it be good... whether it be bad.  :))) Granny Gee/Gloria Faye Brown Bates :)))

1 comment:

  1. Your results are great! I love reading whatever you write. I never know what you are going to write about. You keep me going and I look forward to learning more about you even though I have known you since chidhood. There is always something to learn about you. You are always interesting and I learn that you are so talented. I am sure you have other talents I have yet to find out about! Love, Ms. Nancy