Our local botanical garden has many trees and plants of various breeds and sizes. Among these is an old majestic oak tree often regarded as the 'king of the forest'. Yet all the plants growing together create a peaceful surrounding. If only humans could live the same way.
THE INSPIRING OAK TREE.
A tiny acorn had planted
within the rich soil's womb;
and where this new life now granted,
in fate will be its tomb.
Elements had softly spoken,
be city or the wild;
one life is then gently woken,
unfolding a fresh child.
The young seedling embraces land;
a child with its mother;
and nature holds it by the hand,
they cherish each other.
While in youth, the eminent prince
gains wisdom apt to reign;
achieving knowledge to convince.
A King of its domain.
Now mature - majestic royal,
and thriving where it lives;
it has flourished, being loyal;
tranquillity it gives.
A life serene, mid its same kind;
freedom for all to see.
Guiding the one who may be blind,
to peaceful harmony.
© Harry Harper