Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Ode to a Friend


In my garden stands my Magnolia tree
It is like an old, reliable, trusted friend
Elevating my disposition by many degrees
On its presence… I increasingly depend

As gray winter snow melts and goes away
Its upward stretching branches reassure
Soon sweet-smelling blooms will be on their way
The air fills with a fragrance that is a miracle cure

The blue sky is full of sunbeams and clarity
My heart is gladdened as I walk much taller
In your company, I am blessed with prosperity
The joy you bring outshines a million dollars

Your abundance of blushing flowers amazes me
You have generously outdone yourself this year
Unselfishly you give your beauty…it’s absolutely free
Today feels like a celebration as I applaud and cheer