[Vision2020] My loyal friend . . .
moscowcares at moscow.com
Wed Apr 3 05:24:53 PDT 2019
“My Loyal Friend” by Pat A. Fleming
Outside my bedroom window
Stands an old majestic tree.
She's been standing there for decades,
Just as proud as she can be.
And every morning when I wake,
She's the first thing I see.
This lovely constant in my life,
So magnificent and free.
I can see the early, rising sun
Peeking through her lush green leaves.
I can hear her moving gently,
In the summer's warming breeze.
She has a personality
That she wants the world to see.
And her moods are ever changing
Behind her silent dignity.
She responds to every season,
In her own unfettered way.
All we have to do is gaze at her
To know what season's on its way.
In the Spring she comes alive again,
As her leaves begin to bloom.
And beneath the sun's attention,
You can almost see her swoon.
And in the heat of the summertime,
When her joy is magnified.
She has never looked more beautiful,
All "decked out to the nines."
And when the Fall comes creeping in,
And a chill floats on the breeze,
She prefers to don more earthy tones,
And does just what she please.
But when the Winter's looming large,
It's impossible to hide
As her barren limbs droop soulfully.
They betray her grief inside.
She's stood by me through all my days.
She's watched me laugh and cry.
She's listened so intently
While I've pondered on my life.
And when I see her dank and weary,
I will sit with her sometimes.
And all the years we've shared together
Will come rushing back to mind.
But both of us are strong and true.
We've become the closest friends,
And we will weather every storm
Together till the end.
Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
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