Down the winding path,
Covered with a bed of wet pine needles.
A little girl sings softly to the trees.
As she passes, the trees bow and wave,
Their branches rustling in the breeze.

She calls them by name,
Her stationary and steadfast friends.
They know her call and the energy she brings.
Clad in a red, shiny raincoat, she hugs a special friend
As fat droplets of water splash on her coat.

She peers up at a pine tree, so tall it pierces the cloudy sky.
Her small hand rests on its thick, gnarled bark.
She whispers a secret to her conifer confidant.
The pine tree takes in her words and sways in agreement.
The little girl smiles in delight.

The trees are better listeners than her human friends.
They are the secret keepers.
They are her extended family.
“I’ll be back tomorrow” she tells them, continuing down the path.
The trees know she’ll be back and stretch confidently towards the sky.

Carol Camposhttps://carolelizabethco.com/
For years (actually decades!) I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I had been working in the corporate world for over 20 years, most recently in a leadership role at a Fortune 10 company. Although I worked hard and was consistently recognized and promoted, I somehow knew that I was meant to do something different. I felt stuck in a life that didn’t fit, yet I had created it. What was my purpose? I had no idea. Finally, I left my corporate job and made the leap into the unknown. After doing months of intense inner work with my coach, and reconnecting to my higher wisdom, I discovered that I could combine my life and business experience with my soul-aligned interests. I knew I had a talent for building thriving, productive teams and helping people to see their unique strengths and gifts, but it took a while for my Soul-aligned purpose to emerge. I became the creator and Co-founder of The Divine Breadcrumb, a global online community, and podcast, which showcases amazing people shining their light around the world. I started writing a blog to share my own story. These are things I couldn’t have imagined a few years ago. But as often is the case, the Universe had an even bigger plan for me than I had for myself. I am now a Life Strategist & Mentor, focusing on empowerment, energy, alchemy & manifestation. I describe my teachings as Alchemy Underway™ which is all about strategies for fulfillment, joy, and abundance. I teach my clients how to play with energy and how to transmute it into fuel for their lives. I help them connect to their heart intelligence, cultivate self-love, and design a life of meaning and purpose. It’s when we do this inner work that we’re able to move towards our goals with confidence. My Soul knew what I would be doing long before I did, and I’m grateful that I followed the Divine map that was laid out before me! I love traveling, exploring new cultures, being in nature, and helping people on their own paths. I hold a B.A. in Communications from Hofstra University. I live in Massachusetts with my rambunctious and hilarious cats, Petey, and Emmett. Learn more about me on LinkedIn HERE.


  1. Dear Carol,

    Your poem sent me sailing into a most beautiful landscape and treasured dimension. Your love of trees and the way your describe them when there is an infinite connection with a little girl (your childhood, I am sure). I just love it. For a male, I do get emotional, and as I read those wonderful verses, my heart went out to you to say ‘thank you’ for sharing this most beautiful gem. Your poem; written from the heart. I just love it.

  2. I had two big redwoods in my backyard. (They are still there – it is just not my backyard any more.) Their bark is so soft in places, like velvet, and yes, I would talk to them when I was removing ivy from their trunks or apologize if gardening had given them a scar.
    The sound of squirrels running up and down was so different from them running on the oaks, and when the hawk landed in the treetop, observing its domain, everything was right in the world.

  3. Very beautiful Carol. I love the visual this planted in my mind.
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful poetry. It made me smile and added comfort to my day.
    I felt like the little girl placing all her trust in the trees… for they are the keeper of our needs and heal us with all they represent
    Have a wonderful day my lady

  4. Carol,
    This is exquisite. I could feel the tree under my fingers and see the shiny red raincoat in the forest…. and then I heard the whisper.
    For a fleeting moment, I was that little girl. Just beautiful! #trust