who told us we were smarter than a tree?
no one has to tell them what to eat to stay healthy, trim and live over a hundred years
the great oak, pine and the sycamore know how to get nourishment
they press against the ground and delve deep
but trees mighty and small they alone stand tall
when men don’t know God intimately the way trees do
I swear this by my soul
their great strong arms and tiniest twigs reach out to the birds to perch upon
and they stand through eons in earnest prayer to the almighty
enduring the test of time they make shade for all those who love and embrace their natural earthy goodness
oh yes, trees know our great maker better than mere men ever will
standing strong through seemingly endless seasons of adverse weather
their wisdom exudes by a vibration you can feel in a crowded forest
they have watched men live in peace and die in war since the beginning.