Useless Tree

A useless tree I am

Nobody notices me
and I am happy.
Children climb up on me
Elderly people sleep under my shade
and I am contend
A useless tree I am
Wind touches my branches
Moon light shines upon my trunk
I can taste rain drops from time to time
And I am peaceful
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Beginning

My persimmon tree had buds in the spring

Now I see red orange fruits all over the tree
Some birds already tasted it
Some fruits fell down before they are ripen
I know, however, many will be ready
to be served in many occasions
Once God begins the process
we end with fruits
unless we cut down the flow
Beginning is half success
the other half is in staying on
Someday, if not me
my great great…………………..great children will have it
If I have only one!
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Moccasin flowers

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You are so small
But when you open your body
You can suck in the whole life of universe
You become one with the universe
That is how you can give life back to it
You do not die
Thousand years ago
Somebody praised you in the morning
This morning again, I see your beautiful body in the morning sunlight
Then I know
Your are a song and an instrument
I can sing and play you without touching
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How majestic is your power!

How majestic is your power, O God!

You created light first
with all the colors in it
and shared them in all of your creatures
How generous you are, O Lord!
You created sun, moon, and stars
Helped them to move around in this vast universe together
connected and not alone
How humorous you are, O My Master
You trusted us and entrusted all those creation to us
like infants we just play with them
forgetting all the jobs and tasks in hand, we made mess
How forgiving you are, O My Savior
you have forgiven us and is forgiving
knowing that we will not get better, we have been born with sins
You still love us and trust us
When I look around all the beautiful creation of yours
When I feel the warmth and freshness of your messangers
I praise you,
I trust you,
I confess that you are my all!
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Mother

Mother, I have seen things only my eyes see

I did not see your works
Mother, I have known things only my mind perceives
I did not understand your love
Mother, I have praised flowers, birds, even other women
I did not praise you enough
Mother, I should have known better
Now I see how small I am
Mother, blow over me
burn me
shout to me
Thrive with me
I want you to be with me all the time.
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They are still alive with us!

All the saints who passed away

relive their lives in our dreams
They live in our narratives
They live in our songs
They become our songs
They appear in our poems
They disappear in our sighs
All the saints who passed away
come back to life in our churches
They live in our worships
They bless us with their presence
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Waiting for Easter

Without all of you, I am nobody.

With all of you, I am somebody.
You are the ones that make me me.
With you all, I can live one more day.
Some day I will die
Then I will become a story that you can tell
I will become a song that you can sing
I will become an image that you can picture
Now I am still working on that story
A story of a pastor who loves his ministry
A song of a father/husband who sacrifices all for the family
An image of a friend who smiles all the time
Help me to finish this story
Walk with me to compose that song
Talk to me to paint many pictures
On Easter I will meet the risen Jesus with all of you.
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