How Trees Grow Strong

Trees don’t grow strong
from only sunshine
But they grow strong
from fierce winds
and heavy rainfall
when they’re being shaken
to the core
and need to let go
of branches and leaves
When there are obstacles
underground
that force their roots
to discover new ways
And they may still carry
the scars
from the storms they endured,
testimonials of strength
As they only grew strong
because of the challenges
they faced

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