Majestically i stood in the days of kings
watching the birds fly with out-stretched wings
many a happy hour the king spent in my tower
gazing at the garden filled with many a flower.
but now I stand as a ruined old castle
longing for the bygone hustle and bustle
oh! how I wish the old days would come back
with tiny princes singing rhymes of Jill and Jack
ignored now I stand on a land so parched
cherishing the memories of days when knights marched
now I am worthless overgrown with weeds
to me the modern world pays no heed
but, don’t forget, once I stood majestically indeed.
The leaves are fresh after the rain
the air is cool and clear
the sun is shining warm again,
the sparrows hopping by the lane
are brisk and full of cheer
and that is why we dance and play
and that is why we sing
calling out in voices gay
“we will not go to school today;
nor learn anything”
it’s a happy thing I say
to be alive on such a day..
Embedded in its poise, are the values of giving, caring, fortitude and determination..
Resonating with the vitality of life- sustaining energy, trees stand in splendor, providing comfort, nurturing dreams..
A source of sustenance, trees provide comfortable cozy homes and alluring attire..
Elegant and classy, trees inspire mankind to seek the wisdom of true learning..