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The Defiant Tree

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"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.


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The Defiant Tree

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 Sunshine Though clouds fill The sky . . Your branches' room For lovely birds, And yet, they all have Passed you by? And still you bloom, Defiantly. Growing with nothing But self desire, Detesting before, As natures core, But my soul Will forever admire

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  1. Date: 11/8/2011 6:22:00 PM
    I am enjoying your creativity with this inspirational poem Dana, you have graced us with a beautiful solid tree, one must admire the tenacity of it's well rooted trunk. Love,vie