the olive tree's story

i found a family tree today
with tattered branches and slight decay
knotted bark showed the pain of life
“M & S” carved in with a knife

withered but still there

such bitter-sweet fruits you shall bear
the faces in your leaves tell me a story of past seasons
branches tattered you remember every cause and reason
yesteryear’s plumage was nice but the blossoms had no scent
keep saying wishing for more is all you resent

“the sweeter the flower the lovlier the tree”
marija knew that samson would agree
every spring the air was perfumed
and the foliage perfectly groomed

samson wanted bigger fruit one day
so they tried to raise the blossoms that way
the fruit grew as the years went by
yet the flowers seemed more musty and dry
marija missed the sweet spring days
such simple conflict caused the tree to flay

the fair tree cried with shrivled buds
and the roots began rot with the hectic floods
the tree lost its voice as its tale came to finish
and made one last flower for their memory slow diminished

the olive tree's story

joshua jacobson

Massapequa, United States

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wrote some lyrics, very symbolic love story with a mythical feel

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