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Sunday, February 9, 2014

My Life as a Bonsai Tree


Imagine yourself as a bonsai tree
Showing yourself as as living being and free
Making each moment of growth 
Record each twist and bend

 In Youth,
You were much more likely to show every turn
More likely to avoid parent's opinions than friends

In Settling Age,
Your roots are firmly attached
As if mature awareness abounds by itself
As if every day which passes, is simply turning the page

When only visualization has gotten you this far
when 20, then 30, then 40, then more,
pass so soon, as if longevity is a heroic dance partner
for wisdom, faith, meaning, and truth
And one day as our family divides
we can only hope our nurturing and love
will support our own, with guided protection

Display yourself with all of your flaws
Show how your life has been bound by
others seeking
yet their own reward
Grow old with grace and no fear
because there was no real plan
only an artistic vision

CBJ J  Depressionheads 2014

#bonsai   # depression  #family support

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