the year of lyrics: a poetry project

my search for inner-peace, one poem at a time

Day 56 – Sequoias Know Best

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I once heard that Sequoias are different from most trees

Other trees send their roots deep below
Into the soil to absorb nutrients for growth

But Sequoias, they are unusual
For they know the true meaning of respecting their roots

For the roots of the Sequoia do not seek the depths of the earth
Nor do they rely on water from deep, dampened soil

Thick root systems form early on during the life of this tree
And their roots sprout from the base

And they grow
With dexterity, with grace

And soon, they show that they must reach
Towards the surrounding sturdy Sequoias

And rather than growing independently
They extend and intertwine

So by growing with those around them
With much support in shallow soils

The Sequoia can grow towards the greatest heights of the sky
Two, Three… Hundreds of feet above

Until nothing is impossible
Not even reaching for love


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