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The Banyan Trees

Updated on February 14, 2013
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Through the ground they push,

not so far apart, perchance,

or maybe not,

but unknowing of how they will grow.


The sun shines on them

and they will blossom.

The dark falls around them

and they will not.

The rain falls,

sometimes in joy,

sometimes in tears,

but they will grow either way.

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From tiny sprouts

their branches grow, and reach out,

seeking the light,

wanting support

feeling their siblings nearby.

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Then, perchance,

but maybe not,

two become entwined,

find their boughs combined

sharing strength,

nurturing, and life.

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So young, with many years ahead,

these boughs go askew

they uncontrollably withdrew,

but remembering when they were,

as one they will defer

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if ever comes again

this meeting, perchance,

or maybe not,

and they find themselves sidled

their joining returns unbridled

in their life as

the Banyan trees

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    • justgrace1776 profile image

      justgrace1776 4 years ago

      So beautiful and what a great comparison...love those trees!

    • xstatic profile image

      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Really an interesting metaphor here. Well done!

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      Ryan McGill 4 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Thank you Grace!

    • Ryan McGill profile image
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      Ryan McGill 4 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Thank you Xstatic!

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