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THE MEMORY TREE
 


I sit here in my rocking chair,
Looking out the window
I can see beyond my garden fence
The pasture just beyond
My eyes travel farther out
Something they want to see
My favorite sight in all the world
Is the Memory Tree

My Grandpa planted this old tree
A young married man was he
And Grandma said we’ll watch it grow
Just for our family
For tens of years the rains have fallen
Sun has come shining down
That old tree kept a-growin’
Putting roots into the ground

The Memory Tree, the Memory Tree
It means so much to me
It’s seen so many lives go by
The next one will be me
There’s no one left to carry on
This noble family line
Except, of course, the Memory Tree
That’s stood the test of time

I hope whoever comes here next
Will soon sit here like me
And spend some very special time
Gazing out ... what will they see
If God has any power here
And I am sure it’s true
They may embrace the sight I see
The one I just told to you

About the Memory Tree
I hope and pray
That it will stand for years
Be the focus of a new family
Maybe they’ll add their tears
Of loved ones gone, initials carved
In the trunk that has grown so wide
The Memory Tree has lots of room
For another family inside

The Memory Tree, The Memory Tree
It means so much to me
It’s seen so many lives go by
The next one will be me
There’s no one left to carry on
This noble family line
Except, of course, the Memory Tree
It has stood the test of time

When no one’s left to carry on
This noble family line
There will be the Memory Tree
To stand the test of time


Linda Vale Martin © July 17, 2009

By Moonchild

© 2009 Moonchild (All rights reserved)

 

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