The tree they planted years ago,
stood tall and proud and straight.
It reached up toward the highest stars,
almost to heavens gate.
It's beauty and its regal stance,
no other tree could match
And within its strong, unbending branches,
wild birds eggs would hatch.
The Planters have gone home now,
both deserving peaceful rest
And the tree's been felled by progress
The tree, that God had blessed.
© Tina Louise Arruda-Camara Somerset, Massachusetts 2002
Author's Comments: To my Grandfather, John Barboza
and my Uncle, Ronald Max Barboza
You both and the tree will always be remembered.
We Miss You We Love You
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