Let It Grow


The sapling
of friendship
we planted
watered with trust
pruned with attention
fertilised with affection
grew tall and strong
a sturdy tree
enriching our lives
with its gentle shade
its oxygen
keeping our bond alive

But now
the leaves are fading
the bark is peeling
the trunk is hollow
the roots withered

No longer
nourished
by love’s sunshine
it will die
So help me, my friend
Replenish the soil
with love
and rejoice
as it flourishes
once more

© 2015 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

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