Tree of Hearts
©2011 Susan Noyes Anderson
I'd like to be a tall heart tree,
with branches made to bear . . .
strong and firm and heavy-laden,
blessed with fruit to spare.
I'd like to offer nourishment
to all who stand in need
of food and shade and shelter, shaped
from fertile, hope-filled seed.
Sometimes my leaves are green and bright,
my harvest juicy sweet...
but other times, my leaves are dull,
my bounty incomplete.
It's up to me to face the sun
and drink the water clear...
to sink my roots into firm ground
and prosper, year by year.
If I would be a tall heart tree
with branches made to bear,
then I must tend and water well
the earth from which I share.
Will I be someone the Lord can count on
when He needs an extra pair of hands?
only if i am willing to offer them