Oh tree

bush shack

Oh tree

within your branches we’d play

in your shadow we’d lay

shielded from the summer sun


you were there when we wanted to swing

behind you we sat when crying

or hid just for fun


into your bark we’d carve

the initials of lovers, now gone

and still you stood strong


you waved your branches in anger

at the wind and storm who scared us away

we were back before long


under you, our pets laid to rest

with you, childhood was blessed

around you, together we’d run


now your branches are bare

we’d hear them sigh, you are so dry

rest now, dear tree, your work is done



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