As a child, my favorite perch
Where dreams were hatched
In the distance,
The vast horizon, a tempting view,
How could I resist but follow you?
I’ve climbed your branches
Exploring every leaf of you.
Some heady times we’ve had,
Watching new leaves sprout and unfurl,
Then getting wet from a sudden cloud burst.
As the years have turned,
Wrapped in your rings
You’ve given me shelter and freedom.
You and I, we’ve weathered the storms.
Though sometimes left hacked and burnt,
I have learnt
That you’re my place of refuge,
The source of my courage and strength,
My man for all seasons.
So today on this special day
I raise a toast to your Autumn shade
Grateful for the good memories we’ve made!