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THE PURPLE TREE (a children's poetic tale)

I lived in the heart of a forest green
ever so many years ago
when I was young and full of dreams
that came awake just so.

A Bluebird I colored yellow
gave me a bright orange key,
so I could lock my forest door
and be who I wanted to be.

I didn't have to dress up anymore
to make my parents proud.
Instead I could stomp
in a puddle of mud
or pull petals from out of a cloud.

I loved my special forest
where I could climb my Purple Tree
and way up high upon its limb
a big Pink Pickle was waiting for me.

All of a sudden the leaves on my tree
started to change their shapes.
Some turned into Candy Canes
and some into Strawberry Shakes.

There were also tiny Ice Cream Cones
with colorful sprinkles on top
and so many Chocolate Chip Cookies
I thought if I ate them my tummy might pop!

Red, White and Blue Balloons
took their place
where the rest of my leaves used to be.
I searched every branch I was able to climb
yet, not one purple leaf did I see.

"What's all of this?" I asked Rainbow Sky
with its pot of gold at one end.
"It's a great celebration my little friend,
after all, you're the Queen of Pretend!"

I should have been happy
as I could be
But I really did miss my Purple Tree.

So I shimmied back down
and guess what I found?
One Purple Leaf  
just for me on the ground!

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