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The Tree and the Bird
This stalwart tree, towering above life
A still fix of emotion and perfect symmetry
Held out his strong branches unaware,
Of the injured bird flying from far beyond the sea—
Into his shadow that cast great care
Over her broken heart filled with despair.
He, a refuge from so much pain,
Became a fortress for her wounded heart.
A means of heaven’s ample expression—
A haven from which she could not depart.
Infused with strength from his affirmation
She fluttered in his branches upright,
And nestled in his deep interior.
The little bird chirped and chirped,
Leaving behind a hard anterior
Where pain and suffering lurked,
As she dwelt securely in his shelter
The Tree and the Bird thus merged.