Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Tree

The Tree
Tall and menacing
Against the darkened sky--
A symbol of loneliness
And the tears we cry.
Giving an appearance of strength--
Withstanding any storm--
And seeming so all alone,
With no way of getting warm.
Yet in the spring it stands
As a symbol of life,
Greenness flashing in the sun,
Helping to relieve our strife.
It shows us the secret of life
Is knowing how to adapt
When, in the course of our lives,
We veer off the way we had mapped.
© 1981 TDD

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