THE TREE THAT NEVER ENDS
I’ve got a tree that’s as big as can be,
But the horrid truth is, that the top, I can’t see!
Now one day I decided I’d just have to know
How tall on earth did that giant tree grow?
So I started to climb and for hours on end,
My poor feet wish to ache and my back wants to bend!
But I carried on through, just one branch then the other
I slip and I fall, then I reach for another.
A bird then flies by and he gives me a tweet
“You won’t reach the top you’ll just fall off your feet!”
“I ask that you, Boy will just stop your endeavor,
Because this old tree will just go on forever!”
Of course, I did not quite agree with this plan,
“No way!” did I say, “I’ll trudge on like a man!”
With the flick of my wrist, the young bird flew away,
But for me, of course, I decided to stay.
I clump up the tree, and just want to speed up!
And with my heart blazing, I’ll never give up!
At the cusp of my sight, I could see hues of green
If I looked even closer, some orange could be seen.
I only climbed faster, I just had to know
And as I got closer my sight, too, did grow
There were oranges, apples, and fruits with no name
And every last one of them- now mine to claim
I stuffed all the fruit that I should in my hood
Then I put even more in my arms that I could.
I took a large bite, and the juice dribbled down
It first came to my chin and then fell to the ground.
The juices were tart and sweeter than ever
And was quite totally worth the endeavor.
I made my way down, but then soon was found stuck
The fruit that I found must be sweet, but bad luck
I cried out for help in a desperate way
Hoping that someone would come save the day.
I sat there in silence, then called out some more
As the perfect disaster, it started to poor
I sat there and cried refusing to eat
Now ignoring the fact that the fruit was so sweet.
A sound from the angels then perked up my ears.
And the flapping of wings then extinguished my fears.
I spotted the bird I had seen that same day
And then I could see he was coming this way!
“Hello, little boy!” The bird then did sound
“It seems that you’ve reached the top from the ground!”
“You have done something that no one else has”
“But not only that, you’ve done it with pizzazz!”
“And so my dear friend, I will help you get down.”
You soon will be saved, so there’s no need to frown!”
My cheeks then curved up in a smile so wide,
And I thanked him and thanked him with my newfound pride
The bird called some friends, and six more came along.
They gathered my fruit as they sang a sweet song.
I climbed to the ground as the birds flew right with me
And as I reached the dirt I was filled with great glee.
The birds were good help, so I gave them some fruit,
And then I went home with the rest of my loot.