A lone Willow Tree stands tall in a field

only a breath away from the forest of Pine Trees.

There she sits in her quiet and grace

as she listens to the chorus of their promise of glory.

She stands in awe of their strength and majesty

nearly heading their music, singing, “Come now and join me”

But the Willow Tree knows she will never reach their heights

nor grow in their beauty of near perfect symmetry.

Tears begin to fall as the Willow Tree weeps

her limbs twisting in pain as her leaves touch the ground

but with that touch she reaches the land and feels the strength

of the both the earth and the flowers that surround

They begin to serenade the Willow Tree in their own gentle way

a song filled with the aroma of life’s simple truths

although she may never stand tall within the forest of Pines

her own strengths can be found within the life of her roots

Roots which are firmly planted within earths loving hands

never ceasing to search and reach for life’s sustenance

allowing her to endure through the cold winter months

then awaken once again with the new hope of spring

to feel life born again and the wonder of renewing

Their shy choir sings songs filled with words of inspiration

imploring her to realize that although a majestic Pine Tree

is something she will never be, the acceptance of her own beauty

will be the truth to set her free

The Willow Tree listened to the song of the Earth’s truth

feeling the nourishment of her own worth flow quietly through her limbs

and in her solitude she begins to gracefully shimmer and sway

embracing her own uniqueness in her dance with the winds

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