You grew and grew, incited me to be unfaltering,
Made me inexorable and my dreams uncompromising.
You were not just a tree,
You were home for many and also my family.
You were my childhood friend,
I still remember swinging on an unused plank
which was tied to your hand.
Once a dog ran after me and I climbed on you,
He couldn’t do the same, I knew.
I plucked your flowers but you never grumbled
I drew on you, I teased you, I played on you but you never got annoyed, you remained humble.
But now where are you my big green friend?
I don’t know why they killed you. These murderers, I will never forgive them.
I sometimes go to the place where you once stood.
Reminiscing the memories of my childhood.
They say now that it is a beautiful place.
But all I can see is your grave.