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Softwood Maple Tree Lamentations
I live in the softwood maple tree
high above the yapping dogs and the lazy cats
that watch me.
I fly through the air with the greatest of ease
and most days i land just wherever i please.
There's a mullberry tree next to my home
and when it bears its fruit I'm no longer alone
The birds they come in numbers
Early in the morning disturbing my slumber.
They somehow think they're better than me
for when i wake to eat my breakfast of berries
they chase me from the mullberry tree.
So I eat late when the sun is high and the birds are lazy
and that woman in the house below thinks i'm totally crazy
But i know a few things the people and the birds don't know
I'll have my late breakfast and I will grow.
And one day when my princess comes along
I'll father many babies who will also mock the bird song.
And when that big yapping dog goes inside
Down my softwood maple tree trunk i will slide
Free food is there - oh such a feast!
Put out for the mockers who sing and who tweet.
I'll fill my cheeks and climb back in my tree
Because I've learned, one way or another
My Heavenly Father takes good care of me.