Poetry Corner: Oh, Redwood Tree
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by Fran Rosen


How old you are, how strong, how wise

Growing every upward, to the skies

So independent, you stand alone

But not really, you fool no one

For hidden deep below the ground

You send your many roots around

Like thick ropes that never end

Are you searching for a friend?

You open your trunk some more each day

To provide a place for children to play

How hungry you are for company

You hide it well, but I can see

Just like people, you need others

For loneliness depresses and smothers

Reach out, oh redwood, do what you do

Spread the world's enjoyment of you.


Fran Rosen is a Ben Lomond resident

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