There is a tree up on the hill that sets itself apart,
From the daffodils and other trees that flourish in the park.
This tree has lost all of its leaves, and its will to live on in the park.
A tree that has stood tall for many years, and now it’s losing its outer bark.
But yet, there were times when it stood tall all through the day, and shadows in the dark,
and turned its branches to the sky in all kinds of weather – “leaning one way then the other – when the wind continues to blow.”
A tree that stood on the hilltop with branches trying to reach the morning sun. When it was young, people would come, and sit beneath its cooling shade, and lean upon its trunk.
But now it’s old, and there is no shade to hold back the sun’s heat waves. One day the men will come and take the tree away.
When everything seems to be okay, they will plant another tree. Hoping that it will grow, and cover the hilltop with lots of lovely shade, and maybe a swirling breeze to make it a wonderful day.
“Then People will come – play and run – under the shade of the newly planted Belmont tree.”
By Lenny Jaynes
The tree may have been planted as part of a tribute to World War 1 veterans.
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