This Tree Belongs to Me
    Footnotes

    “This Tree Belongs to Me,” Friend, June 2002, 30

    This Tree Belongs to Me

    This tree

    Belongs to me.

    I can read in it,

    String beads in it.

    I can sing in it,

    Swing in it.

    I can climb in it,

    Rhyme in it.

    I can hide in it,

    Ride in it,

    I can eat in it,

    Do great feats in it.

    I can creep in it,

    Sleep in it—

    For, you see,

    This tree

    Belongs to me.

    Illustrated by Greg Newbold