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Balance ©

Stella
Fife, Scotland
2006

Holding fast during the dark night
Strengthens the steel
Straightens the backbone
Allows a growth of spirit

A sapling gives only moderate shade
Look for shelter at noon
Beneath a many winter's oak
When the tree has no shadow

Nurture the sapling
Give it a stake when young
Know the wisdom of patience
Give it freedom let it grow

Bound too tight by bindings
Scars form
Left alone in green days
The tree may bend

It's to find the freedom balance gives
To love the sapling more than yourself
That lets the land be populated
And this beautiful world to exist



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