Father and Son


Grace of the Tree

A long time ago, there was a tall and big tree.

   A little boy came down to the tree every day, he climbed up to pick the fruit to eat, and slept under the shade of the tree. He loves big trees, and big trees love to play with him.

   Later, the little boy grew up and stopped playing every day.


   One day, he came under the tree again, looking very sad. The tree wants to play with him, and the boy said: "No, I am not young anymore, I can't play with you anymore, I want toys, but I don't have money to buy them."

  Big Tree said: "It's a pity that I don't have any money, but if you pick all my fruits and sell them, don't you have money?"

   The boy was very excited. He plucked all the fruits and left happily.

   Then, the boy didn't come for a long time. The tree is sad.


One day, the boy finally came, and the tree excitedly invited him to play with him.

   The boy said: "No, I don't have time. I have to work for the family. We need a house. Can you help?"

   "I don't have a house," said the tree, "but you can chop off all my branches and use them to build a house."

   So the boy cut off all the branches and happily transported it away to build a house. Seeing the boy happy, the tree is so happy.

   From then on, the boy stopped coming.

  The tree fell into loneliness and sadness again.

  

One summer, the boy came back, and the tree was so happy: "Come on! Child, come and play with me."

   The boy said, "I am in a bad mood and I am getting old every day. I want to set sail and relax. Can you give me a boat?"

   The tree said: "Cut off my trunk and use it to make a boat!" So, the boy cut down his trunk, built a boat, and then sailed away. He didn't come back for a long time.

   The tree is so happy... but not really.


After many years, the boy finally came back, and the tree said, "I'm sorry, boy, I have nothing to give you anymore, my fruit is gone."

  The boy said: "My teeth are lost, I can't eat apples."

  The tree said again: "I don't have a trunk anymore, let you climb up."

   The boy said: "I am too old to climb anymore."

   "I don't have anything to do... Only the old roots that have died." The tree said with tears.

   The boy said: "After so many years, I am tired now, and I don't want anything, just a place to rest."

   "Okay! My old root is the best place to sit and rest. Come on, sit down and rest with me!" The boy sat down, and the tree shed tears of joy...


   This is the story of each of us. This tree is our parents.

   When we were young, we liked to play with mom and dad; when we grew up, we left them and only returned to them when we needed something or were in trouble.

   In any case, parents will always be there, giving everything to make you happy. You may think this boy is cruel to the tree, but this is how many of us treat our parents.

Friends, please cherish the time with your parents!


Happy Father Day !


Child

When you were born into this world

Your mom and dad saw a dream fulfilled

Dream come true

The answer to their prayers

You were to them a special child

Gave 'em joy every time you smiled

Each time you cried

They're at your side to care

Child, you don't know

You'll never know how far they'd go

To give you all their love can give

To see you through and God it's true

They'd die for you, if they must, to see you live

How many seasons came and went

So many years have now been spent

For time ran fast

And now at last you're strong

Now what has gotten over you

You seem to hate your parents too

Do speak out your mind

Why do you find them wrong

Child you don't know

You'll never know how far they'd go

To give you all their love can give

To see you through and God it's true

They'd die for you, if they must, to see you live

And now your path has gone astray Child you ain't sure what to do or say You're so alone No friends are on your side

And child you now break down in tears Let them drive away your fears Where must you go Their arms stay open wide

Child you don't know You'll never know how far they'd go To give you all their love can give To see you through and God it's true They'd die for you, if they must, to see you live

Child you don't know You'll never know how far they'd go To give you all their love can give To see you through and God it's true They'd die for you, if they must, to see you live


Father and Son - Cat Steven


It's not time to make a change Just relax, take it easy You're still young, that's your fault There's so much you have to know Find a girl, settle down If you want you can marry Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy I was once like you are now And I know that it's not easy To be calm when you've found Something going on But take your time, think a lot Think of everything you've got For you will still be here tomorrow But your dreams may not How can I try to explain? When I do he turns away again It's always been the same, same old story From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen Now there's a way And I know that I have to go away I know I have to go

It's not time to make a change Just relax, take it slowly You're still young, that's your fault There's so much you have to go through Find a girl, settle down If you want you can marry Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy All the times that I've cried Keeping all the things I knew inside It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it If they were right I'd agree But it's them they know, not me Now there's a way And I know that I have to go away I know I have to go


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