The Trees Cry Out

We’re thirsty

Thirsty for
and rain

As the rain falls
the trees cry out

Thank you, they say

We’re thirsty
Our ground is dry
Our souls are depleted
Our hearts are weary
We are yearning
for sustenance

We are in need of care
Care only the universe
can provide

We tower over
We give shade
We are a refuge

We’re a home
for the birds
and the tiny creatures
of this world

The rain is falling
the birds are singing

It’s a chorus of joy
in the universe
as prayers
have been answered

Drink it
Soak it in
The grass has died
The trees wilt

Food sources
are dying off

The little animals
struggle for food

The heat kills the worms
the baby birds need food

Thank you, divine spirit
for this rain
for the
food for our souls
and for the
gift of life

Thank you for pouring
your heavenly nectar
on our soil
so we can
begin to heal


Liquid light
falling from
the sky

The birds
fly into the trees
they’re coming home

The little ones need our help
We’re meant to shelter them
care for them
give them a place to grow

The tiniest of creatures rely on us
we can’t let them down

Rain down on us
let us help
our little ones

Divine Spirit
we are here

We have a purpose
Let us fulfill our promise
to the land
and the little souls that need us

And now the rain
pours down on us

Thank you
for hearing our cries

We are grateful

Keep it coming
too many have died already
they need us
the humans
need us
and we need you

Amberley Charlotte ©2022
Photo: Amberley Charlotte ©2022

I Cried Tonight

I wrote this poem in 2018. I felt these feelings long before that. I believe as moms, we don’t want to share our pain. We want to be the perfect moms. When the kids leave home, we want to be that mom who handles empty nest really well.

Maybe some moms are ready for that. I was not. It hit me hard. I lost myself while raising my children, and even now, If I had to do it again, I would throw myself into parenting just as hard. I would give all I have because I believe they need all I have to give. Although a bit of balance would be great.

I believe we need to be champions for other moms. We are all at different levels of parenting, and we all parent in different ways, but we are still moms, and our hearts are all in. So that means we will laugh and cry, feel joy and sadness and not want anyone to know that we’re human. Well, I am human, and this is my poem.

I Cried Tonight

I cried tonight
I didn’t know what to do next

Who do I help?
Who do I take care of?
What’s my purpose?

I cried because
the house was empty

They grew up
They left home
Why do I feel like
they left me?

I felt lost.
I felt empty

I cried because
in that moment
I realized

I’ve lived by the rules
I’ve toed the line
I’ve played the game
I’ve done what I was supposed to do

I cried because
I pushed myself out of the way for so long
I don’t know who I am anymore

AmberleyCharlotte ©2018
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