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FOREST

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


            I.  I saw a forest
                from far off afar,
                so sweet and green
                like a Cuban cigar.
                but nearer and nearer,
                the trees called my name:
                "we really are diff'rent,
                we just look the same."

           II.  I saw human beings,
                or so I would try.
                but they kept throwing
                motes in my eye.
                class and age, sex and race
                I would forget.
                but someone reminds me:
                "we're not equal yet."

          III.  the man on the street
                and the man in the moon
                and the girl in the shadow
                says, "I'm diff'rent, too."
                but I see a forest
                with Eden below.
                the trees are all diff'rent,
                but look where they grow.

© Copyright 1984 Earl P. Reinhalter.   All Rights Reserved.

 





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