The miraculous functions of a mother tree,
The art of giving life to all the seedlings all free,
No recompense expecting,
Simply survival through mycorrhizal network in swing,
To the hundreds of hubs communicating,
Helping to generate generously,
Providing to kin and neighbourhood carbon abundantly,
With resilience powerfully,
Helping to combat diseases greatly,
Fighting insect outbreaks continuously,
And protecting to maintain biodiversity,
Of birds, animals, plants and fungi equally.
And we human beings are busy discriminating,
Fighting, instead of commiserating,
With the poor and downtrodden
The crestfallen one,
Oh Mother trees! Your mighty benevolence,
Show us, show us tolerance,
Show us love and resilience,
Like yours in permanence.
Oh yes! We need to learn
And not blindly earn,
Hoard riches and gloat selfishly.
Unlike the merciful Mother trees, giving selflessly
With love and concern bounteously.