Redwood tree
between you and me
I want to be like you
I want to grow
and grow
and grow
and the majestic

Birds, bats, and butterflies
call you home
chipmunks and squirrels
find a place to roam

In all your 2000 years
you’ve faced in conquered
all your fears

Nothing phases you
neither wind nor fire

Your arms reach toward the sky
lightning may harm you
but you rarely die

Redwood tree
between you and me
I want to be like you
I want to grow
and grow
and grow
and be majestic

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