The Tree

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I stand tall and true
A symbol of ancient past
Underneath an umbrella blue
A monolith that will last

My skin showing the scars
Arms twisted and bent
Towering beneath the stars
Patiently time is spent

Alone and quiet I weep
Hair turns slowly to brown
My roots are buried deep
Life's essence drawn to crown

But, when at last I fall
Felled by hand of man
Clearing springs back tall
A pattern of the plan


My body for a home
My fruit to sustain
My children live on
Life's legacy remain

©2000 Original poetry by John and Shelia Chapman