The Tree | By: Arpegea Gordanier | | Category: Short Story - Introspective Bookmark and Share

The Tree

The Tree


A delicate birth

nourished from God

starts its ascension

as if in praise


To the development of

a loyal and strong union

embraced by the earth

and all its surroundings


How can it be

guaranteed to survive

against unpredictable

challenges and renunciation


sporadic and unpredictable

painful and life threatening

demanding constant cultivation

and deep passionate love?


Its survival may only be

assured by support and

determination to endure

all good times and bad


Driving its roots down

deeper and stronger

reaching up further

to embrace sun and rain


Weathering against all

enthusiastic for life

to defy the threat of

possible extinction


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