your branches are growing strong, absorbing the praise from above
but the roots that hold your weight are slowly breaking up
now you dont mind the heat, or lack of rain in the clouds
but soon enough youll dry up and return to the ground

the desert wind has betrayed you; it seems youre all alone
the nights are cold and now you wish that you had known
the cactus life is tough; but not so much when friends pull through
so next time dont forget them and they wont forget about you

respect fades, the heat creates some distance between us
shelter greed with spines; we see your true self underneath

i can see the wall of rain
across the open desert plain
and you wont fight unless you know you can win

dig yourself into the ground
and search for drops; the rushing sound
of air above declares the changing of winds

dont expend your energy on something that you dont believe


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    General Commentthis is all metaphorical, so you can relate to this cactus.
    your life is strong, full of good and happines, the traditional stuff. but your roots your foundations are 'breaking up' .you can deal with it for now, but eventually its going to wear you out.
    your company has 'betrayed you' but you could get through this life with your friends, but now theyre gone.
    its easy to interpret, its just all metaphors
    rynattirbon March 22, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionThe last line must be my favorite.
    carleeloversillyon July 18, 2009   Link

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