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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Tree of Life




Seed is sown
And fertilised
Root is formed
Away from eyes
Shoot develops
Bursts anew
Sapling grows
Firm and true
Trunk it thickens
Hard and fast
Branch stretches out
And time goes past

Through turns and twists
The branch it sways
As rot seeps in
Strong bough decays
Weathered with time
Blossomed in youth
Looks to the future
Shoots with new truth
Innocent rebirth
Old root will bow
Step slowly aside
New seed to plow

© Fergus Martin
2012