Stalwart evergreens
like sentinels guarding
passage – this road
at times treacherous
has tested faith

The wind taunts
threats of storms
and still, the tall pines
stand their ground
steadfast harbingers.

(Image my own)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

33 thoughts on “Guardians”

  1. We have some similar themes! I’ve written them a few times as sentinels too. Now I’m wondering if anyone might, who sees them regularly. They are just like that aren’t they!

    But the most interesting part of your poem to me is in the last lines of each stanza – “tested faith” vs “steadfast harbingers”! It’s pretty dang clever! The second proves the first in a sense. And in its entirety, the poem seems to view the sentinels as neither good nor evil, but that they could be either.

    Beautifully done, as always. Soul sister! πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸ’•πŸ€—

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