Life is like a tree
Day by day it grows by water
There are seasons when it bears fruit
And seasons when the tree is barren
Like a seed
We are all different
None like another
Life is our mission
Happiness and love is our rewards
Life is beautiful
In its first
And last moments
Life is abrupt
In its fastest moments
One moment good things happen
The next moment bad
We fall apart
Like the leaves on a tree

(The poem was a winning entry in The Sozo Foundation’s 2019 Poetry Competition.)