Rising like a Tree


Rising like a Tree

            Grow, grow, grow

            Reach for the sky

            Climb ever so high

            Never stop


            Beat out the others

            Become more than anyone

            Feel the sunlight brush

            Palming your face


            Smooth, gentle, kindly

            As you grow, grow, grow

            Build your branches

            Each with leaves


            Family, friends, cousins

            What more can they be

            Protect them

            Raise them up high


            Carry the world’s hopes,

            Dreams above the clouds

            Find the angels

            GOD’s holy white light


            Be the first

            Not the last nor second of most

            Never stop growing

            Rising like a tree high up into the sky





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