Tree of life

Living a life
Locked in a cage
Materials and money
Built and made.

Oblivious to you
And even to me
Forgetting to stop
Or appreciate the trees.

Time was gone
Before my past
Escaped the cage
Free at last.

The dollars were gone
Back was a sense
Fights forgotten
With needed defense.

Nature caught me
Returned to the earth
Forgiven for all
Given new birth.

Again to grow
Endless smile on me
Returning as something
I always forgot to see.

Beautiful and big
Honest and true
Hearing the stories
Painfully told by you.

Stop I whisper
It’s never too late
Life is for living
Not sealing your fate.

Find the rainbows
Look at the trees
Surround yourself with life
Live to be free.