The Flame in the Willow

The willow was relaxing one beautiful spring day
Stretching its branches as the breeze fluttered away

Birds nesting high up in the tree, as mothers fed their hatchlings
A girl was out that bright day flying a kite lofty through the trees

She felt as if she were up there, floating, feeling free
The willow looked upon her and instantly it knew peace

Hearing her squeals of laughter, the smile upon her face
He wanted to make her happy, protect her, to have her visit as she, please

Willow didn’t know that feeling but was content with it all the same
Days turned into months and graduated into years, she would always
come to visit, and as time passed her passions changed

First, she was into climbing upon his sturdy arms, perching there for
hours staring at the stars
Then, she starting reading, leaning upon his stalk dreaming the day away

Finally, she brought a man with her, enjoying a picnic underneath his lush canopy
The man got down on one knee and to her great surprise opened a tiny box and asked her to be his wife

He heard her tell him yes a hundred thousand times and at that moment he began to realize
It was love that he had for her, it was the flame in the Willow burning bright within, that
gave him so much joy

The moral of this story is love is there so take it in, don’t be afraid to show it, or you might miss out on happiness
That I have no doubt

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