Beautiful Pine Tree.

My Wishing Tree

I stumbled upon you lying there one day, as I leisurely walked around.
Never did these old eyes expect to see, the treasure I had found.
I’ve heard the saying throughout life that, “Only God can make a tree,”
But never did I understand it, until you brought me to my knees.

There you were just lying there with your pinecones clinging still.
Your beauty was so extraordinarily magnificent, totally surreal.
Those branches were shimmering silver in all your glory lying there.
Your silver branches reaching to the heavens as if you were in prayer.

So I also said a prayer, when I heard a pinecone drop in front of me.
Did it fall from you because I made a wish and you’re a wishing tree?
Everyday you drew me near, to pray for inspiration I would need.
And the pinecones continued falling which led me to believe.

That so many prayers and wishes were granted throughout many years.
My loved ones have no idea how many were to dry their lonely tears.
God must have loved me with all his heart, to let me find you lying here.
On our mountain land we love so much, where there’s no strife or fear.

I can only imagine how glorious you were while life still ran through you.
Proudly standing there, protecting those from the violent winds that blew.
How spectacular you must have been, more powerful than any tree around.
For you still are the most beautiful tree I’ve ever seen lying on the ground.

There’s one wish I’ll ask of you, while there’s one pinecone clinging on.
“That’s to grant just one last wish for me when my day is done.”
“Please let my ashes fly far and high totally soaring free.”
“Guide them to a safe place beneath my Wishing Tree.”

~ Bonnie May ~
Copyright © 2008
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Bonnie was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania in 1945. Poetry has been her passion for 50 years and she has had many of her poems published. She wrote a children's story as a senior in high school, that was later published as: "The Tale of a Rabbit's Tail." Since then she has published: "Grandpa, When Animals Die, Do They Go to Heaven," children's book and two poetry books, "My Heart Wants to Tell You" and "MY HEART WANTS TO TALK! TALK! TALK!." These books can be purchased through

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