By guest author: Katelynn Wiltjer

Taller

Older

Wiser

Sturdy

Safe and

Warm

Hard and strong

Yet, provide a bed

Safety and shelter for a friend

They enjoy the sunshine on their head

They soak it all in

They sway and dance in the rain

They never seem afraid

They stand strong in the wind

Their beauty blowing like Monroe

They never seem in a rush

They have no place to go

They’re beautiful as ever

They softly whisper to a friend

Making them feel better

But only a few understand

Their mood depends on the weather

Enjoying life wearing beautiful rings

Rings that go around and round

They give you what you need

The oxygen to breathe

Do not destroy thee

If only we could grow to be

As old

As alive

As strong

As beautiful 

As a tree

By guest author: Katelynn Wiltjer