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My dearest love,
I saw a tree today.
Now it wasn't just any old tree
It had a sturdy trunk and wide branches
With rich amounts of colour
That perfectly filled the gaps between them.
I know what you must be thinking
You know that tree all too well.
It sounds a lot like our tree
And I can't lie to you
At first I thought it was.
I stood there in front of its wonder
And explosions of orange and yellow
immediately surround my field of vision.
And when I looked closely I saw
The perfect amount of red lingering in the background
The orange reminded me of the fire
I feel inside when you touch me
The yellow shone as bright as the happiness
I feel when I'm around you
and the red burned deep like my heart burns for you.
But it wasn't the tree we fell in love with
When we were young.
That tree is in another place.
Somewhere I know so well
That I could find it in my sleep.
Then I realized
The location isn't what makes it special.
It isn't the strong trunk or beautiful branches
Not even the exciting flashing colours of the leaves
Can give the tree its magic.
It's the feeling you get when you stand there
Looking up at it in all it's glory and splendor.
The way it sings to your heart
When the wind flies through it's branches
And the way it dances before you so gracefully
The thing that gives the tree it's magic
Is the unexplainable love that we share.
The feeling stays with us wherever we go
and it emerges like that when we see
something so wonderful that reminds us of our love.
When I saw that tree today
I saw us walking beneath it
and it was like the love I have for you
Burst from within me and erupted on the tree
Creating a perfect projection of what I feel for you.