We stand alone, together,
in this world today.
Struggling to survive
in the sunshine and rain.
We see the storms pass through
and stand tall, strong, and steadfast,
still struggling to keep ourselves intact.
We feel the cold winter wind surround us,
and melt through spring.
We live through deadly hot summers convinced that we can’t go on.
But we survive.
WE change colors and grow older,
become more wise, and still we stand.
Here we stand alone, together, today,
a single willow tree in the water of life.