On leafless dark brank

is it salt tears or raindrops

mysteries of nature

Salt water or sweet

Tear drops or raindrops falling

life demands her due

Beauty in bondage

Wisdom found in slavery's chains

We honor her still

Her memory guides the dream

Her ghost brings us comforting

I found life's meaning

On a dark and leafless branch

when one stands alone

the rain may fall from grey clouds

and the seagulls cry sadly


but never to forget

On that dark and lefless branch

one can find meaning

and one can find the truth there

For it will bloom in the spring