There you stand majestic tree
Branches spread high over me
I wonder how long you have stood in this place
And what are your thoughts of the human race.
For years you have watched as the people pass by
Off to the shops or a new job to try
You knew they’d be back at the end of the day
So you waited and watched the children at play.
On hot summer days with your mantle of green
You were shade for the weary as on you they’d lean
And if it should rain as sometimes it did
You were our shelter as ’neath you we hid.
Birds of all kinds had made you their friend
The blackbird, the thrush and the sweet jenny-wren.
The squirrels made nests and brought forth their young
As safe and secure in your branches they clung.
But through all of the seasons you stand straight and and tall
spring, summer, winter and sad autumn fall
Firm are your roots , you will go on for ever.
I may travel the world, but forget you never.
Pens of the Earth is about environmental tales from a positive Portsmouth – encouraging writers to celebrate existing environmental initiatives, and to imagine what might be. This year, we will also be supporting two charities, one global, one local.
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