Treasure Island

Plague Rose

Winter Tree: A Dream Of A Simple Life

Winter tree, winter tree
What are you to be?
Winter tree, winter tree
I am winter, spring to be
Said winter tree, said winter tree
Now my friend tell me true
What kind of sort of tree are you
I am no tree I said to him
Nor am I seed of plant or flower
I am a human with warm red blood
And I've come to you for wisdom and power
I have no power to give to thee
But I shall give you the wisdom you seek
Now speak my friend for I am tired
Ask me your question now
What do you desire?
I said to him tell me please
Are you happy from where you see?
Life is simpler from this great distance
So much higher than this world of violence
Though I may be alone in times to come
I am content with my simple life
As you should be with yours
I heard these words and stood in awe
But then a smile faded to frown
His words had turned
My world upside-down
So to him I said and asked again
Winter tree, winter tree
My life is not how you think it to be
I've lost my job, I'm in great debt
Hush friend do not fret
Heed my words and rise above
Take pride in your work
And don't give up
For I am winter a simple tree
Cold for now and spring to be
Listen here and listen well
To all the stories that people may tell
And you may learn in such a way
That your simple life goes day-by-day

Submitted: Monday, January 07, 2013

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