~ Like the Moon ~

“Young one you know how I’m older than thee?”
said the largest of the trees
“Another is growing smaller than you
and we must tell it the best thing to do”
“I know I know” said the younger tree
“To grow as tall as the moon. Will it be sibling to me?”
’Yes it shall it will grow by and by"
and the trees stood and watched the new reach for the sky

When the new one grew leaves
it rustled it’s speech
“Who am I? Who are you?
Strange I feel I must reach”
The largest tree swayed in a wind of pride
bowed close to the sapling with boughs open wide
“You are a sapling, of a tree such as I
and that feeling you have is to reach for the sky”
“I am your sibling you’ll be safe with me”
welcomed the smaller, the sibling tree
“It’s bright and it’s hot during the day
but often at night it is not that way
But soon you shall see the mighty moon rise
and we’ll follow its trail through the skies”

The great moon rose at the coming of night
but the poor little sapling quivered in fright
The paternal tree swayed boughs for protection
and the sibling bowed to whisper distractions
“Watch this mighty orb raise up to the sky
and then how small it becomes for it is up so high
But if we grow tall it will stay close
and even though we’ll be taller than most
this mighty orb shall be our friend
and light our night right to the end”

So trying not to be scared and just to be strong
the sapling straightened up proud and long
And watched the orb raise up to the sky
and knew all his days that’s what he would try
And if it should twist or a bough break and drop
the aim to be tall will never stop

~ Like the Moon ~

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Frankston, Australia

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Inspired by my new find

Miss Holly K created this image and this story flowed through me.
Please go look at her wonderful folio full of gorgeous work
I hope you Enjoy my words
Chookas!

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