From all beginnings.2

Barren are thine limbs once so bright

Gone is the fruit of life

While you lie dormant in never-ending slumber

Parasites dance in ceaseless thunder

Round thine trunk and round thy soul

Rests thine comrades hearts and essence

Their bark is stripped

The knives of trade gouged their eyes

Destruction runs rampant in a bipedal form

Darkness clouds the sky, your foliage has died

A torrent of burning liquid pours from the sky Bright searing light attacks your weathered trunk

Flames rise high on your dried carcass Hope has diminished and so has thy life.

Nothing else remains except the sweet blissful feeling of indifference.

~~But there amidst the darkness sprang a light

The light of one brings forth many

The dark clouds have parted bringing the needed

A warm yet cool mist quenches the burning

The crowd that gathers comes to lessen your pain.

Alas! The damage was done.

Your soul has gone from its shell and none is left

Yet while hope remains, while caring is still abundant.

A sapling emerges from the ashes

A phoenix in all but form amasses

The sapling lives because of sacrifice

A youngling's life was allowed to continue this day

To the river that washes into the bay

While the love of life is still here

We need not fear.