My skin is peeled off by many
Now I have barely any.
Letting my sap bleed away
I slowly watch my life start to fray.
But now here they appear,
With the terrible monster, oh dear
Its sharp teeth like to bite,
Which leads me head on into plight.
Suddenly its teeth sink in,
And I feel the sawing within,
I try hard to flee
But my roots seem to disagree.
As my spirit’s hope unravels
I will my roots to travel.
Then I begin to tip,
Swaying from hip to hip.
Soon my life starts to spin
Then I see his satisfied grin,
He watches me tumble,
And as Oak catches me, he grumbles.
Angrily he whips out a bigger saw
One which has never shown any flaw
Soon I will be on the ground
And hacked into a giant mound.
Then he hits my heart
After that I fall apart,
Seeing all my friends tower above me
I realize now that I am no longer part of the “we”.
I am chopped and carried away,
Wishing only just to stay,
Too soon I am losing my life,
Because of that man’s knife.
Pulled away I am,
To be sold slowly, gram by gram
But I won’t be around to see a bit
‘Cause my trunk will already be split
These men just took a life today
And carried it far, far away,
From where it always should be,
They took my life away from me.