“THE FONDEST WISH FOR A GIVING ROLE. ” a poem, based on Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree.”
I don’t want to, (pause)
Be “TheBoy;” (pause)
I want to Be,
The one who gives and shows kind love; that is: The Giving Tree,
But Something hits me pretty hard, and TheBoy then I become,
And I get mad and feel so weak and then I’m just a bum,
Who takes advantage of the kindnesses of GoodTrees in my town,
And[Also]Overseas there are many trees;
as a boy, I wear a frown
Because I see myself As The Boy exploiting lovely trees;
They’re so beautiful in kind Sacrifice;
I beg The Heavens, please:
Whatever it takes.
Please let me give and lovingly do.
I’m sure The Boy role must be played, but I wish to give to YOU,
What I can “for others, Lord,”
I’m des perate to feel,
That I am not Just A BIG taker,
Feeling like a heel.
Please, Dear Lord, if you can hear,
my fondest wish is that you might adorn,
The Role of Tree, (pause) although
sometimes I might take,
let ME give much MUCH more;
From Me Can A tree You Make?