Save these Two

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Save these Two                                                                                                                                

 

Two seeds stranded in the darkness

Flutter down to wholesome kindness

One upon the other lain

Between the thunder and the rain

 

Through the wintry snowy silence

Till the spring brings sunny blindness

Though the others passed away

Wind waylaid and gone their way

 

These two lasted through the seasons

Seeking, striving, always trying

They put down roots in hardened ground

Relentless work without a sound

 

Pushing forward dust and sky

The years rolled past and found them fine

Intertwined through love and turn

They stood steadfast and from life learned

 

                    When all is silent, cold and snow

                    The stars an infinite stage of play

                    They bow to these two in love striving

                    That stand together, peaceful bliss

                    Their roots embraced in nature’s kiss

 

 

When the new spring rains fall down

They wore it like a dewy crown

Upon their needles, bark and cone

The earth itself their sacred home

 

Though they reach toward the sky

The years must come to full reply

And as the ancient trees in play

These two trees in weather sway

 

Then one day a wintery cracking

Finds the wood in one tree lacking

Falling down upon the ground

A mighty crash its final sound

 

Weather wind or whether need

The second falls in the same fashion

The lay embraced now in the field

Their fate together in death sealed

 

                    Home to things that scurry round

                    Hiding mouse and things low down

                    The seasons pass as they now must

                    And brings our trees to soil and dust

 

When out of sky there drifts two seeds

Upon the fallen earth and even

Whereupon the sunny day

Turns back to mighty of the clay

 

mrp

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