The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is celebrating its 50th Anniversary

One of my all time favorite
childhood stories
Is one about a boy
and the love of a tree

The tree loved the boy
so gave all she had
Just so the boy
would never be sad

Just as a mother
sacrifices for her child
Or a like a lover
who goes the extra mile

The tree gave all
Until nothing was left
The boy never noticed
When the tree was bereft

Though he never realized
How much he took
It never changed her love
Even at the end of the book

When she was depleted
And had nothing else to provide
She still loved the boy
Until the day she died


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