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Legend of the Dogwood Tree

When Christ was on earth, the Dogwood grew
To a towering six with a lovely hue.

Its branches were strong and interwoven
And for Christ's Cross its timbers were chosen.

Being Distressed at the use of this wood,
Christ made a promise which still holds good:

Not ever again shall the Dogwood grow
..to be large enough for a tree, and so

Slender and twisted it shall always be
With cross-shaped blossoms for all to see.

The petals shall have bloodstains marked in brown
And in the blossoms center a thorny crown.

All who see it will think of me,
Nailed to a Cross from a Dogwood tree.

Protected and cherished this tree shall be
A reflection to all of my Agony.


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