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    The Cottonwood Tree

    by David Knape
    Observe the mighty Cottonwood
    a tree that does a body good,
    for when the wind is in its leaves
    they rustle oh so pleasantly

    The Cottonwood will stake a claim
    any place there is a little rain,
    then from a wisp of cotton seed
    becomes a mighty sturdy tree

    Cowboys see it from afar
    leads them to water like a star,
    they know the water there is good
    anytime they see a Cottonwood

    Not only is there shade to rest
    the Cottonwood will do its best
    to entertain its welcome guests
    as the sun sets slowly in the west

    For anytime there is a breeze
    the tree plays music in its leaves,
    and I have to say quite honestly
    the Cottonwood plays symphonies

    So take a rest in some quiet dell
    take off your boots and stay a spell,
    I guarantee, it'll do you good
    to sit beneath a Cottonwood.

    © d.knape

    March 8 , 2013
    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape
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