"The last of the human freedoms, to choose ones own attitude in any given circumstance." To the people who are courageous enough to do right when everyone else is not, and to the people who have found happiness within themselves and stopped depending on their surroundings to create that for them.
Below is the poem entitled The Defiant Tree which was written by poet
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Oh, natures tree, how are you blooming, When Winter is arriving so coldly?
With colors so vibrant, how do you reflect the dimming light, so boldly?
Were you confused by the sun that rises too early, or conflicted by the manipulation
Of season? Or defiant, to natures authority, and just decided to create
Your own reason? Buds blooming, with a brilliant color. . Branches
Reaching to skies with absent sun rays; Surrounded by browning and wilting
Life; Yet your brilliance, Your beauty, and Loveliness stays? Oh,
Valiant tree, why bloom now? When all that's
Left here is the rain?
Darkly tinted shades
Of grey, Dying life
Laid at your roots. .
And yet, you're blooming
All the same.
Your golden hints of
Though clouds fill
The sky . .
Your branches' room
For lovely birds,
And yet, they all have
Passed you by?
And still you bloom,
Growing with nothing
But self desire,
As natures core,
But my soul
Will forever admire