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THE TREES AND THEIR ROOTS

Once upon a time
A farmer saw two trees entangled in an air fight
He tried to separate them but ended up with bruises
Then he went to call other farmers to come help separate the fight
As boughs were snapping and hitting innocent animals
And many humans were hiding in their corners
…for fear of being caught in between
The many farmers tried all they could
But sustained injuries
They could not also cut off the branches
As they served as shade whenever the sun got angry
…and hosted many a fruit
Just when they thought they had failed
An old woman who was watching them from a distance
…called the leader of the peacemakers
And told him
“It is not all the time that you separate a physical fight with your strength
Many a times, you need to dig the roots
To see what is happening there
…in order to calm the branches”
With that, she left to have her rest

II
The head of the peacemakers asked the rest to dig the roots
There, they found a tussle of the roots
The calm one above tying and squeezing the life out of the aggressive one up there
So they cut through the aggressive root
And freed the other
Ending a fight which all thought unresolvable
That ended the tale of the Trees and Their Roots
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia ©April 2021
(Happy Easter to all Christians! May the death help you reflect and grow in your faith. In this Corona times, let’s endeavor to stay home as much as we can, to protect ourselves and our loved ones.)

By amoafowaa

Just a simple Ghanaian trying to find the best in our society. I may be fun, I may be interesting, I may be funny, I may even be foolish or intelligent, but it is all based on the mood in which you find yourself. I believe our minds make us who we are. Know that, pain, no matter its 'unbearability', is transient. Unburden or delight yourself for a while in my writings please. And all corrections, advice and opinions are welcome. Know that you are the king, queen or royal on this blog. :)

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