Against the odds, the tree stood strong in the wind
and continued to hold up, even against the humans.
For years, green leaves danced like two birds in love
during changing seasons, moving without reason
as sap slowly dripped down the rough side of the tree,
and without remedy, formed a steady stream.
The tree’s branches shot in every direction,
reaching and growing
at a slow rate, dictating a fate without even knowing
which way the wind was blowing.
Almost touching the sky, the tree has seen it all
and lived long enough to see many fall.
Wiser than ever, wrinkles riddled the tree’s skin
showing on-goers of a time back when.
Time has revealed its true course but the tree
remained eager, feeling more alive than ever.
But One cold day, chills filled the whole tree
and the singing birds were forced to leave
as the temperature dropped to a low degree
and snowflakes worked into the breeze.
The dancing leaves weaved trough
the air landing softly on the snowy ground
before shriveling up without a sound.
The bark on the tree fell off quickly and the branches
followed after causing my anger to grow faster.
Wind came and snow fell before life I mastered
But I can’t blame the earth for a natural disaster.