If love grew on trees,
Like flowers in the spring,
Then littered my lawn in fall
I would send you all
Proof that love isn’t in things,
But in the air we breathe.
I’d show you love isn’t just one day
But grows the whole year round,
But it needs attention and care,
And should never be bound,
Or look in kind to repay
Feelings you think one owes.
It’s not in chocolates or a romantic date,
Nor in jewelry that sparkles bright.
Rather, it’s in the heart, that glowing light,
And people whose lives we should celebrate,
Because that’s the way love grows.
If love grew on trees
that is what I would send
to everyone I love
not just today but when I think of
them my love would transcend
and fly on the breeze.
If love grew on trees…