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Love Given, Is Returned

The Weeping Willow

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read
Love Given, Is Returned
Photo by Nitish Kadam on Unsplash

The moon had a visitor last evening

The willow wept, “I feel so alone”

“Seems every promise given, is attached with a string,

I want to love a family of my own”


The moon took a moment to thoughtfully respond

He said, “willow, you are loved, beyond measure

Your reflection has completely enamored the pond

Your beauty ripples on his surface like a treasure.”


The wind chimed in with a soft, cool breeze

Causing her leaves and limbs to rise and gently sway

Whispering; “you exude love and beauty elegantly with ease

Everything you love, comes back to you, to stay.”


The willow felt the freedom in her movement

Such joy enveloped everything she was

She thanked the wind and moon both, for their patience

And loving her for her, with all her flaws


“I happily shine down on all my family

To illuminate and cover you in love

Whenever you need to feel closer to me

Raise your branches to the sky above.”

nature poetry

About the Creator

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Ash Taylorabout a year ago

    very beautiful, i love it

  • Ward Norcuttabout a year ago

    nice imagery- the personified pieces work very well. flows!

  • Paul Stewartabout a year ago

    Crikey...this is beautiful. Love it, Kelli!

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Oh my. that is gorgeous. Well done

  • Antoinette L Breyabout a year ago

    nice images of kindness

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