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New Poem

You Stand Tall And Proud

You stand tall, and proud, rooted in the ground, with trunk, branches and leaves.

Your arms outstretched to all and green leaves adorn you and cover you,

As you sway to and fro, while the wind gently caresses you, and blows through your boughs.

You give shade from the heat and burning sun during summer, though soon to change to make way for Autumn.

That’s okay to make way for a new season, leaving the old behind.

There still you are, always will be,  tall, and proud, rooted in the ground

You stand tall, and proud, rooted in the ground, with trunk, branches and leaves.

Yet in the Autumn those very leaves will start to change colors, and transform

And they will even begin to fall to the ground to make way for a new season, leaving the old behind.

They will still give shade, though of a different kind, but shade just the same and welcome a few more clouds as well.

That’s okay to make way for a new season, leaving the old behind.

There still you are, always will be,  tall, and proud, rooted in the ground.

Sitting here, I was watching this tree out the window, swaying and moving in the wind and thought of Autumn coming soon.  This poem just came to me.